Blue Origin rocket video shows smoothest return to Earth yet
April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
As we reported on Saturday, the most recent flight test by Blue Origin came off without a hitch. And now there’s video to prove it.
The space flight company, created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, posted the video to YouTube on Sunday. The video shows the take off and re-entry of the suborbital rocket, which rapidly fell from the sky and then slowed to just over four miles per hour once it reached 3,600 feet above the ground, making a soft landing in the desert under controlled thruster power.
According the company, the rocket reached 339,178 feet at its highest point. This is the third such test trip for this rocket, bringing the company one step closer to delivering truly reusable rockets for space flight Read more…