27 Nov 2015

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Does Controlled Landing

Blue Origin is a private space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos - and it's done what Elon Musk couldn't. Do the controlled rocket landing right; and here's a video proof of it:



Elon Musk's SpaceX has been able to develop its own reusable rocket; but it has not mastered the landing yet - which is critical part of the entire space game. Do look at the video and share your thoughts. Looks like the race for the space is on! What say?
3 years ago
Posted without checking what came earlier. Landing within a five foot radius of target with such heavy cross winds for such a large object is phenomenal. A great advance indeed. Musk will not keep quiet. We may see a Space Grand Prix yet.

An amazing feat from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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"Now safely tucked away at our launch site in West Texas is the rarest of beasts—a used rocket,” he said. “Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard space vehicle flew a flawless mission—soaring to 329,839 feet and then returning through 119-mph high-altitude crosswinds to make a gentle, controlled landing just four and a half feet from the centre of the pad. Full reuse is a game changer, and we can’t wait to fuel up and fly again.”
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Blue Origin completes vertical rocket landing | News | The Engineer

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