See Blue Origin's New Shepherd Touchdown From the Rocket's Level of View

Rocket launches are enjoyable to observe — notably once they go proper — and as personal spaceflight corporations like Blue Origin and SpaceX have proven just lately, so are rocket landings.

This is one, Blue Origin’s New Shepherd coming down on Jan. 22, from a perspective you probably have not seen earlier than: the rocket itself. The rocket launched from and landed on the firm’s testing facility in West Texas.

SpaceX and Blue Origin have been dueling over numerous pioneering efforts in spaceflight: Each have now recovered launched rockets, although the latter firm, owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is the primary to reuse one.

Associated: SpaceX Makes Historical past: Falcon 9 Launches, Lands Vertically

In fact, as rival Elon Musk has been fast to level out earlier than, the 2 rockets are very totally different: New Shepherd is a smaller, lighter choice for attending to the sting of area, whereas SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is for delivering a lot heavier cargo into orbit.


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