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Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

 

January 24, 2019



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight.

The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. The eight experiments were exposed to a few minutes of weightlessness, before the capsule parachuted down. The rocket also landed successfully, completing its fourth spaceflight.

"That, everybody, is a reusable rocket," said launch commentator Ariane Cornell, director of astronaut and orbital sales. "Welcome home, New Shepard."

This was Blue Origin's 10t...



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