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Blue Origin successfully returns a rocket from the edge of space

In the long quest for a reusable flyback booster, Blue Origin has just made a big step forward with its New Shepard booster: they are now the first to fly a rocket past the Karman Line and into space, and then fly it back to the launch site for a precision landing on a designated pad.   193 more words


Newly signed law lays out space resource rights

President Barack Obama today put his signature on a law supporting the rights of space miners to extract, use and sell resources from asteroids, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies – giving space-minded entrepreneurs something extra to be thankful for. 149 more words


Jeff Bezos spaces out: 'I can't wait to go!'

Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, says watching his Blue Origin rocket make a safe landing after flying into space rates as one of the greatest moments of his life, and he can’t wait to take a ride himself. 108 more words


Amazon's Jeff Bezos tweets for the first time

The flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship on an uncrewed trip to space and back may be history-making, but here’s a first that’s almost as big for social media: Jeff Bezos’ maiden tweet. 74 more words


Blue Origin sends rocket to space, gets it back

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, successfully sent its New Shepard rocket ship to outer space for the first time on Monday – and even more amazingly, brought every piece back down to Earth for a soft landing. 207 more words


BREAKING: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin makes historic rocket landing

In a historic step toward reusable spaceflight, Blue Origin launches and lands its first REUSABLE rocket.

Blue Origin today announced that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching an altitude of 329,839 feet before executing a historic landing back at the launch site located in West Texas. 107 more words