Blue Origin is going for the long game, developing new tools, materials and manufacturing processes to operate fleets of suborbital and orbital rockets, in-space tugs and lunar landers capable of carrying 10,000 lb. (4,500 kg) to the surface of the Moon, about the capacity of an Apollo Lunar Excursion Module. Toward that end, the Kent, Washington-based company, whose CEO is former Honeywell Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Bob Smith, sometimes scrambles the playbook, such as by ...

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