Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jeff Bezos launches and lands again in another first for booming space industry - The Washington Post

A very expensive game of one-upmanship

"Two months after Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched a rocket just past the boundary of space and then recovered it in a soft landing, the space company repeated the feat Friday with the same rocket  in another breakthrough for the booming commercial space industry.

In a video posted on its website, the company said its New Shepard vehicle made history when it became the first rocket to pass the boundary of space, what’s known as the Karman line, 100 km high, “and then land vertically upon the Earth” for the second time in a row. Bezos owns The Washington Post."
Jeff Bezos launches and lands again in another first for booming space industry - The Washington Post
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