Jeff Bezos Just Sent His Mom (actually the Blue Origin Landing Platform Vessel) To The Scrapyard
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August 16, 2022
In this episode, Sal Mercogliano – maritime historian at Campbell University and former merchant mariner – discusses the decision by Blue Origin to scrap the Landing Platform Vessel Jacklyn, named for Jeff Bezos’ mother. The ship departed Pensacola, Florida under the tow of the Tug Julie F and is sailing to Brownsville, Texas. The decision to scrap vessel dealt with operational costs, manning and flagging of the vessel, and the decision to adopt an alternative method of booster rocket recovery.
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