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Amazon’s Amazing Reusable Rocket Launches in West Texas

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A reusable rocket has launched and landed safely for the forth time in Van Horn, Texas. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns the private space company called Blue Origin which designed and built the rocket named New Shepard. Its previous flights in Van Horn took place recently on November 23, 2015, January 22, 2016, and April 2, 2016.

A sub-orbital trip is like going “up and down” instead of entering orbit. The New Shepard website states it could take up to six people to space in “an ample 530 cubic feet—offering over 10 times the room Alan Shepard had on his Mercury flight…large enough to float freely and turn weightless somersaults.”

This is an exciting success for those who have dreamed of becoming an astronaut and experiencing weightlessness in outer space.