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Blue Origin can land safely with a failed parachute

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Travelling into space, even for a few minutes, is incredibly dangerous. There is the lack of oxygen to consider, radiation from the sun and if you’re returning to Earth, extreme speed and heat too. Fortunately then if you took Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin craft beyond our atmosphere, you’d be safe …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket has fourth successful launch, landing

Blue Origin’s new Shepherd has once again launched and landed successfully, making this the fourth re-use of the same rocket hardware. This not only continues to prove the viability of the passenger rocket, but showed that even with a deliberate parachute failure, the capsule can come down safely. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYYTuZCjZcE’] …

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Amazon’s Blue Origin succeeds in suicide burn landing

In the ever more exciting space race to commercialise the waters beyond the shore of our cosmic ocean, Amazon has again re-launched its Blue Origin space craft out of our atmosphere and safely returned it to Earth. This time though, it completed a suicide burn, saving fuel, improving efficiency and still …

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Bezos confirms Blue Origin has touched down again

Even without the billionaire sarcasm war between Space X CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, there’s no denying that Blue Origin’s efforts to get people into space are still exciting. That’s doubly so when launches can be repeated with the same hardware too, as it brings costs down …

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Elon Musk tells Amazon CEO: Space X did it first

Space X CEO Elon Musk has been talking space again on Twitter, but this time he’s been using it to point out his own company’s achievements in the wake of Amazon’s successful Blue Origin launch. Although that was quite an achievement, he pointed out that Space X had been performing similar …

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