Jeff Bezos one-ups SpaceX in vertical rocket landing race

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A rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos vertically landed a spacecraft gently enough to be used again, beating Tesla founder Elon Musk's SpaceX company. (KABC)

A rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos vertically landed a spacecraft gently enough to be used again, beating Tesla founder Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Blue Origin conducted the test on Monday in West Texas but released the video Tuesday morning.

The company said the rocket, with a crew capsule, reached a height of 62 miles, and in just a few minutes, the capsule made a controlled vertical landing from where it took off.

The test proved the possibility of reusing rockets, which could save commercial aeronautics a lot of money.

Musk tweeted Bezos and the Blue Origin team for achieving take-off and landing on their booster.



However, the SpaceX owner also took a dig at Bezos to clear up the difference between space and orbit.


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