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Tuesday 24 November 2015

Blue Origin's New Shepherd spacecraft flies to space and back!

Blue origin reaches space!

Start saving for ticket money folks, there's a new ride going into space, and, without any doubt, there will be masses about this all over the news for the next couple of days: The private space flight company Blue Origin have succeeded in flying their New Shepherd spacecraft to the edge of space, and landing it intact. The company is the brainchild of Jeff Bezo's and has stayed relatively low key compared to the PR campaigns of companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, but today they've made a major splash (or, thankfully, haven't because the rocket landed safely on dry land) when the suborbital craft successfully reached its planned test altitude of100.5 kilometres before executing a safe landing back at the launch site in West Texas. Here's the video:


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