Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos' Space Company Safely Lands a Rocket

November 24, 2015 4:48 PM

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully landed a suborbital rocket back at its launch site, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company said on Tuesday.

The New Shepard rocket, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in West Texas at 12:21 p.m. CST (1821 GMT) on Monday. The rocket reached an altitude of 62 miles (100 km) - breaching the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space -- and landed back at the launch s...

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