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Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard booster flies again | Spaceflight Now

Two months after it flew into space and landed smoothly, Blue Origin’s suborbital New Shepard booster made the trip again Friday, proving it can be reused for future space tourism jaunts and laying the groundwork for a future commercial satellite launcher, the company said.

The hydrogen-fueled single stage rocket took off and landed at a West Texas test facility owned by’s Jeff Bezos, who founded Blue Origin in 2000.

Blue Origin said the rocket reached a peak altitude of 333,582 feet, or 101.7 kilometers, on its short up-and-down test flight. The company did not release the duration of Friday’s flight, but a launch following a similar profile Nov. 24 lasted about 11 minutes.

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