Jeff Bezos-founded Blue Origins spaceflight company records another successful mission for New Shepard launch vehicle.
Rocket Man: Jeff Bezos-founded aerospace manufacturer Blue Origins has recorded another successful mission for its New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle. This is the sixth flight of this re-used booster, a record for the vehicle. And it is also the ninth time Blue Origin has launched commercial payloads aboard New Shepard.
And Way Up We Go: On board the 18-metre-tall rocket was a capsule designed to one day carry up to six people – including commercial passengers – but this time carrying experimental payloads to be used in research. It also had thousands of postcards on board written by students from around the world, which were submitted to the Club for the Future nonprofit set up by Blue Origin earlier this year to provide educational resources about space to schools and students. TechCrunch
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