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Blue Origin successfully lands booster and crew capsule

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s private space company, has successfully performed a landing of its New Shepard rocket booster and crew capsule.

The company conducted a spaceflight test on 18 July 2018, launching the rocket into space and cleanly separating the booster and crew capsule – before both began their return to Earth.
 
Why is it that the article doesn't mention that this was the ninth time New Shepard flew and landed? Or that Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a S1 booster before SpaceX did? Weird.
 
Probably because they just seem to be doing what SpaceX are doing.

The public rallies behind inventors and Blue Origin aren't known as inventors for just doing what SpaceX is also doing.

Regardless of whom did it first successfully.
 
It is apples vs oranges. One rocket is designed for deep space while the other is just for sub orbital hops. It however seems that Blue Origin might launch a manned rocket before SpaceX due to their lead in escape testing at various positions inflight.
 
Probably because they just seem to be doing what SpaceX are doing.

The public rallies behind inventors and Blue Origin aren't known as inventors for just doing what SpaceX is also doing.

Regardless of whom did it first successfully.
Well, they're wrong.

[video=youtube;39cjZTCay24]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39cjZTCay24[/video]
 
Off topic:

I mean...I'd rather have SpaceX than Blue Origin...

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:D
 
Why is it that the article doesn't mention that this was the ninth time New Shepard flew and landed? Or that Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a S1 booster before SpaceX did? Weird.
Musk is more of a attention whore and journalist are lazy?
 
Sub-orbital flights possible:
Blue Origin's announcement was timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the first spaceflight made by an American astronaut - Alan Shepard, in whose honour the new tourist vehicle is named.

Alan Shepard conducted a 15-minute sub-orbital flight in his Project Mercury Freedom-7 capsule on 5 May, 1961.
 
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