Wow! Blue Origin Launches Vertical Landing Rockets Before 1 day ago   11:09

On June 19, 2016, the "New Shepard" rocket successfully launched three student payloads into suborbital space. The rocket and capsule landed a few minutes after separation. This was the 4th flight of the same hardware, proving its re-usability once again. -- Full Story on the flight:

Credit: Blue Origin

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Onur Tektaş
Landing speed of booster at the end is too slow(waste of fuel and efficiency) and capsule landing speed is too much(not healthy and crashing risk)
Charles Brigman
If you run it back the telematry shows touch down at 8 mph. Still a little fast but I would think they having invested so much into this will want to keep astronauts safe
Shawn ruttle
Amateurs do this same thing all the time besides the landing Richard from virgin does space tourism properly. Anyone who knows the science what SpaceX does is leaps an bounds above this. Starship will carry people before this useless thing ever will. With amazon money Jeff should be embarrassed Elon has got his number when it comes to the future for everyone not just the richest man in the world.
Billy Bop On YT
This rocket would be pixelated in Japan. XD Also, how does the capsule reenter the atmosphere without burning up? It doesn’t seem to have a heat shield.
Laurie Tim
That number 2 smashed into the grind at 23 mph . all bill shit
Wilson Abc
Eventually, Blue Origin will team up with Space X
Rural Revival BCS
Simply amazing
Bob Boblah
What slows the booster before it deploys the drag brakes and engine? The aft steering fins slow it from 2500 mph to 600 mph in 33 seconds?
I couldn’t see a noticeable difference in the rate of deceleration after the drag brakes or engine were deployed. Amazing stuff !!
Crew capsule slammed to the ground at 20mph. Dude said it would be about 1 or 2 mph for a nice “pillowy touchdown”.
A concrete pillow?! Haha
Rex Lim
blue origin is going nowhere.. nothing special, nothing in advance, what a disappointment .
Gareth Hutchinson
Funny how penises look like rockets
Al Bundy
Nothing more beautiful to see humanity penetrating mother earth again.
David Musser
Bullshit! just bullshit, that’s all you need to know.
Samsung McKone
Could the Shepherd reach orbit? If so what would it take? I noticed it got nowhere near orbital velocity. If that is all it does, it is amazing and when the tickets get down to less than 5G, I'm going. LOL, BUT isn't it really not much more than a fancy Disneyland ride. Not to insult the marvelous technology, it is an incredible achievement. Just seems kind of frivolous if a 10 or 15-minute ride and a few quicky experiments is all you get out of a launch. Could they add a stage and get it to orbit is my real question I guess. I do like the design too, very cool. But wouldn't it be far cooler if future paying customers got to at least perform an orbit.
anwar popi
hittin the ground ar 20 mph ,wow man thats good enough to break the ribs
Rodney Carpluk
Rotating in zero gravity, while possibly projectile vomiting from the gs of the trip...
Mr Anonymous
Booster landing was cgi. No visual evidence of breaking the sound barrier. No on board video of the launch? An excellent straight up path of travel as opposed to the other fake sideways launches.
I didn't see a 1 or 2 mph landing. Looked pretty harsh to me. even 20 would be a significant jolt.
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wow... Space Ship, Rocket Launch
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Vertical Landing Rockets Before Wow! Blue Origin Launches 1 day ago   10:29

If you thought Blue Origin and SpaceX invented vertical landing rockets with the New Shepard and Falcon 9 then think again.
We have had vertical take of and landing systems for the best part of 60 years though its really only in the 1990's that we had a rocket that we directly relate to the new SpaceX and Blue Origin vehicles.

In this video we look and the vertical landing rockets before SpaceX including the Mcdonnell Douglas DC-X

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Presented by
Paul Shillito

Written & Researched
By Paul Shillito

Images and Footage
NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin
McDonnell Douglas,
Lockheed Martin,
Bell Aerosystems

Intro music by
Mike Mullen BMI