Jeff Bezos Celebrates A Flawless Blue Origin Rocket Test Flight

Posted: Apr 3 2016, 9:49am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 5 2016, 3:56am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

Jeff Bezos Celebrates a Flawless Blue Origin Rocket Test Flight
Credit: Blue Origin

Again Blue Origin managed to land a rocket again.

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space company had a successful test of its reusable New Shepard rocket. The BE-3 engine transported the Blue Origin crew capsule up 339,138 feet. The Crew Capsule (CC) then landed separately from the New Shepard via parachutes.

At a distance of 3,635 feet, the rocket engines of the New Shepard restarted to vertically land at the Texas space port. Jeff Bezos tweeted during the mission: "Flawless BE-3 restart and perfect booster landing. CC chutes deployed." He also showed off his Gradatim Ferociter boots, a gift from a friend and they brought luck. See the boots below, they are perfect for a Space Cowboy like Jeff Bezos.

This was the third time that Blue Origin landed a rocket safely. The company is though still playing suborbital and can't yet bring a crew or hardware into orbit.

In 2018, Jeff Bezos's space venture will undertake the first manned test flights. There will be a video of the Blue Origin rocket test expected to be released on Monday. Update: Watch the video of the Blue-Origin Test flight. Until then see the impressive photos of the Launch, Land and Repeat of the New Shepard and the Blue Origin Crew capsule. The mission is another step towards low cost space flights.

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