Jeff Bezos Says Blue Origin's BE-3 Rocket Engine Is Ready for Flight

April 7, 2015 10:59 PM

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Blue Origin, the spaceflight company created by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, says that its hydrogen-fueled BE-3 rocket engine is ready for flight testing after years of development.

"The BE-3 has now been fired for more than 30,000 seconds over the course of 450 tests," Bezos said in a statement issued Tuesday. "We test, learn, refine and then test again to push our engines. The Blue Origin team did an outstanding job exploring the corners of what the BE-3 can do, and soon we'l...

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