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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Video of the Day: New Shepard Rises (and Lands) Once Again...

A New Shepard rocket is about to touch down at Blue Origin's launch site in West Texas after a successful flight 101.7 kilometers (63.2 miles) into space, on January 22, 2016.
Blue Origin

Check out the awesome video below showing Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket blasting off towards the boundary of space yesterday before safely returning to its launch site in West Texas. In the previous flight that took place on November 23 of last year, New Shepard rose to an altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers, or 62.5 miles) before heading back to Earth. This time around, the booster soared a little bit higher...reaching an apogee of 333,582 feet (101.7 kilometers, or 63.2 miles) before descending to its desert drop zone. It will be a momentous day when Blue Origin sends another New Shepard rocket beyond Earth's atmosphere—with humans riding aboard its capsule. It would be a momentous day, indeed.

An unmanned capsule is about to touch down at Blue Origin's launch site in West Texas after a successful flight 101.7 kilometers (63.2 miles) into space, on January 22, 2016.
Blue Origin


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