Blue Origin lands reusable rocket successfully for fourth time

Blue Origin, The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch.

By: AP | Published: June 20, 2016 9:53 am
Blue Origin, Blue Origin rocket landing, New Shepard, New Shepard rocket, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin rocket, Blue Origin space capsule, science, science and space news, technology In this photo made from video provided by Blue Origin, New Shepard, an unmanned rocket, prepares to land in an area near Van Horn, Texas. (AP)

The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle.

Officials with Blue Origin say the latest launch of New Shepard happened Sunday morning near Van Horn. The rocket landed upright, with Bezos (BAY’-zohs) tweeting: “Successful mission.”

New Shepard consists of a capsule designed to take people into space for suborbital flights, along with a booster.

The Washington state-based company also launched New Shepard on Nov. 23, Jan. 22 and April 2 from the same site.

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