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Blue Origin has teased the opening of its new factory on Florida’s Space Coast in a Tweet. Over a picture of a toy rocket shuttle, hard hat from the groundbreaking in 2016 and other knickknacks, the company included the message: “The moment you know you’ve officially moved into the rocket factory. #NewGlenn”
The company will build most of its upcoming New Glenn rocket in a 750,000-square-foot facility, which broke ground in June of 2016.
Blue Origin expects The New Glenn rocket to help usher in a generation of living and working in space.“Featuring a fully reusable first stage, New Glenn will carry people and payloads routinely to Earth orbit,” a description on Blue Origin’s website reads.
A spokesperson said in an email that the company expects to host more-formal opening ceremonies for the in the coming months.
Blue Origin joins SpaceX, United Launch Alliance and satellite manufacturer OneWeb in Brevard County.
The project has been looked at as a potential turning point for a space industry that has been growing during recent years.
Blue Origin’s arrival is expected to bring 300 high-wage jobs to the region.
The company has been making big news around the country, including some that benefited other states.
Space Florida officials were disappointed but unsurprised when Blue Origin chose to build the rocket’s engine in Huntsville, Ala., in June.