The New Shepard suborbital space vehicle owned by Blue Origins made it to the company’s landing site in West Texas for the third time in a row.
This move by Blue Origins proves its progress on making safe out of space flights that can return home without any issues, making the company closer to its goal of transporting clients into outer space in 2018.
The landing of the vehicle was recorded by a camera located at one of the Sheppard’s booster vents and it was shared by the companies owner Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origins and Amazon, has created his space launching company to reach his main goal of transporting common humans to space, making space tourism real.
The Shepherd’s third landing makes the company one step closer to reaching its goal. In a clip that lasts 2:38min users can get a glimpse of what space-earth landing will look like.
The clip shows the landing of the space vehicle on April 2 flight. It was first shown at the annual Space Symposium on April where Bezos explained the structure of the reusable rocket.
“The big round structure at the top, which you can barely see is our ring fin, which provides stability for re-entry. The leading edge of the ring fin is going to marshmallow a nice toasty brown here. Said Bezos at the Space Symposium.
The Blue Origins Shepard vehicle is a reusable rocket that has been designed to launch a capsule of passengers to 62 miles above Earth’s surface to the detach from the rocket and giving passengers an experience of the space for a few minutes.
The capsule is designed to fall back to Earth with the rocket, with the help of parachutes and the rocket’s propulsive landing.
Test flight with passengers in the capsule will begin in 2017 hoping the rocket is open to clients as soon as in 2018.
SpaceX company is also re-using its rockets to save costs of manufacturing. It also uploaded a video of its Falcon 9 spacecraft safe landing on a sea platform in the Atlantic last week.
Source: The Verge