A Private Space Company Has Just Released Incredible Footage Of Its Reusable Rocket Landing
Jeff Bezos' private space company, Blue Origin, declared on Tuesday morning that it had actually made history. It had effectively flown its first-stage rocket, named New Shepard, to a height of 100 km (62 miles) and brought it back without crashing it. This is a big achievement for the upcoming era of reusable rockets, which is projected to intensely reduce the cost of spaceflight. With a fleet of reusable rockets, space agencies will no longer need a new multimillion-dollar rocket for every single flight. The New Shepard rocket was also transporting a spaceship that is aimed to sooner or later shuttle six customers into suborbital space.
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"SpaceX is only trying to recover their first stage booster, which is of course suborbital. The SpaceX first stage does an in-space deceleration burn to make their re-entry more benign. If anything, the Blue Origin booster may be the one that flies through the harsher re-entry environment. Finally, the hardest part is probably the final landing segment which is the same for both boosters."
A Private Space Company Has Just Released Incredible Footage Of Its Reusable Rocket Landing Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 11/26/2015 Rating: