Monday, June 20, 2016
Blue Origin Takes Rocket To Space Again In West Texas
Blue Origin, the space rocket firm which has its test site in West Texas, launched its New Shephard rocket into space for the fourth time, and also tested landing of its crew module with a disabled parachute. Blue Origin, which is backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, launched its rocket at 10:36 a.m. EDT. The secretive company, for the first time, provided a live webcast of the launch and landing test. Blue Origin's headquarters are in Kent, Washington, but it conducts all of its testing in West Texas.