Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Blue Origin achieve latest milestone in reusable rocket aspirations | NASASpaceFlight.com

The goal of reusing rocket stages – a major enabler for the reduction of costs associated with launches – landed another milestone this week when Blue Origin conducted the second successful test flight of its New Shepard rocket, rising to 330,000 feet, prior to nailing a propulsive landing of the booster which will allow for it to be reused.

Several major space flight companies are pushing through various stages of embedding reusability into their rocket systems, throwing away the days of old where booster stages only had a watery grave to look forward to after launch.

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