Sunday, April 29, 2018

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin starts its year off right with beautiful rocket launch


Up, up, and away. 

Blue Origin — the previously secretive rocket company started by Amazon's Jeff Bezos — just launched another successful flight and landing of its New Shepard rocket and capsule from its facility in Texas. 

The test flight, which took place on Sunday at around 1:07 p.m. ET, will pave the way for people to actually fly to suborbital space aboard the Blue Origin rocket sometime in the coming years. 

The rocket reached a maximum altitude of 350,000 feet during the test flight, which took roughly 10 minutes from liftoff to the rocket and capsule touchdowns.  Read more...

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