Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Tests Reusable Rocket Fit for Human Space Travel

Earlier this year Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin completed the second round of testing of its reusable rocket, New Shepard, as part of the aerospace manufacturer’s attempt to achieve human space travel. The spacecraft is reported to have reached heights of 107 km before returning to its Texas, US, landing base, with Bezos stating that this was “the altitude we’ve been targeting for operations”. The entire test lasted roughly 10 minutes. No human crew was sent on this test, but Blue Origin has expressed a desire to start doing so later this year.

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