CONGRATS! @blueorigin lands rocket returning from space! #science

Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.

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Video of first flight of Blue Origin Rocket and Spacecraft, minus probable explosion of main stage :(

Video of the first test flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. Blue Origin is the the pet space project of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The rocket’s main stage was supposed to descend gracefully and land in one piece on its own, but unfortunately this failed to happen. It’s not entirely clear what happened to the main stage, but we assume it ended with an almighty bang.

Blue Origin – First Flight

Highlights from Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle as it makes its first developmental test flight.