Blue Origin test flight successfully reuses the New Shepard rocket that carried Jeff Bezos and others to space last month
Blue Origin has reused the New Shepard rocket that carried former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to space last month, in another successful test mission.
Bezos’s space venture announced on Thursday it had successfully completed the 17th New Shepard mission to space and back, in a time of 10 minutes and fifteen seconds.
What is perhaps more remarkable is that this was the 8th consecutive flight for this particular vehicle, demonstrating the re-usability and reliability of this rocket model.
Blue Origin said the flight, which had no crew, carried “payloads supported by NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and included a second flight of the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing (DDL) Sensor Demonstration under a NASA Tipping Point partnership.”
The DDL demonstration, which flew for the second time mounted on the exterior of…