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Some interesting news on commercial space flight....

23 Jan 2016, 19:31 UTC
Some interesting news on commercial space flight....
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The spaceflight industry changed in a big way when the commercial spaceflight 'new kids' appeared, in the early years of the new millennium. Above: The Dreamchaser mini-shuttle, courtesy of Sierra Nevada Corporation.But the big hope, the big reason, why everyone was so excited about the newcomers? They looked set to keep pushing the envelope, bringing down the cost of space travel and developing new capabilities... and they haven't disappointed. This month has seen some interesting stuff already, which is a nice start to the year, after 2015 gave the commercial start-ups a rocky ride:Jeff Bezo's Blue Origin company launched it's New Shepherd space craft into space again: As has become the secretive company's pattern they made no announcements prior to launch, but posted a well put together video following their reusable rockets successful landing: Jeff Bezo's issued the following statement: "The very same New Shepard booster that flew above the Karman line and then landed vertically at its launch site last November has now flown and landed again, demonstrating reuse. This time, New Shepard reached an apogee of 333,582 feet (101.7 kilometers) before both capsule and booster gently returned to Earth for recovery and reuse.Data from the November mission matched our preflight predictions ...

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