The Big Think

April 30, 2015

Blue Origin

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 8:27 am

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin tests sub-orbital spacecraft – CBS News: “Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unmanned maiden test flight of its New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.

A dramatic video posted on Blue Origin’s website showed the squat vertical-takeoff-and-landing New Shepard rocket being erected on a launch platform at the company’s west Texas development facility followed by a brief countdown — with Bezos looking on — then a smooth liftoff and a vertical climb to an altitude of 58 miles.”

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