Blue Origin, the space exploration company founded by Jeff Bezos, is undergoing a leadership change. CEO Bob Smith will retire on December 4 and will be replaced by Dave Limp, an outgoing executive from Amazon. Smith will remain with the company until January 2 to facilitate the transition. Limp joins Blue Origin at a crucial time as the company is working on various space projects, including ramping up production of its BE-4 rocket engines, resuming flights of its space tourism rocket New Shepard, launching its next-generation New Glenn rocket, and fulfilling a NASA contract for a crewed lunar lander. Limp is praised for his innovation and customer-centric mindset, as well as his experience in the high-tech industry. This leadership change comes after Limp’s announcement of stepping down from Amazon, where he oversaw successful ventures such as Alexa, Echo, and Ring. Blue Origin faced delays and setbacks under Smith’s leadership, but also achieved notable milestones such as Bezos’ flight to space. The company aims to address these challenges and continue its growth under Limp’s leadership.
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