Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled his space company Blue Origin's latest ship: a rocket-catching recovery boat named after his mom.

The 600-foot ship, newly named Jacklyn, is designed as a floating landing point for the first-stage booster of New Glenn, the company's 310-foot rocket scheduled to begin launching in 2021.


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  • Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled his space company Blue Origin's latest craft.
  • The boat, designed as a mobile landing pad for the first stage of the company's New Glenn rocket, is named Jacklyn, after his mother.
  • "New Glenn's first stage will come home to the Jacklyn after every flight," Bezos said. "It couldn't be more appropriately named — Mom has always given us the best place and best heart to come home to."
  • Jacklyn Bezos cracked a bottle of champagne over the ship's hull as part of the ceremony.

Blue Origin acquired the boat, previously known as the Stena Freighter, in 2018 but soon set out to refurbish and rename it.

Jacklyn Bezos cracked a bottle of champagne against the ship's hull in a ceremony on Tuesday, and her son posted a video of the event on Instagram.

"New Glenn's first stage will come home to the Jacklyn after every flight," he said. "It couldn't be more appropriately named - Mom has always given us the best place and best heart to come home to."