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Nov 24 2015

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Color me GOBSMACKED!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BLUE ORIGIN

SUCCESSFULLY LANDED A ROCKET AFTER LAUNCH TO SPACE

The rocket reached an altitude of 100.5 km (about 62 miles) before making a perfect 4 point landing.

As the video states — They made history today.

I take back all my doubts about Blue Origin. Crow tastes pretty good!!

More from Blue Origin:

This flight validates our vehicle architecture and design. Our unique ring fin shifted the center of pressure aft to help control reentry and descent; eight large drag brakes deployed and reduced the vehicle’s terminal speed to 387 mph; hydraulically actuated fins steered the vehicle through 119-mph high-altitude crosswinds to a location precisely aligned with and 5,000 feet above the landing pad; then the highly-throttleable BE-3 engine re-ignited to slow the booster as the landing gear deployed and the vehicle descended the last 100 feet at 4.4 mph to touchdown on the pad.

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Flight Details

Launched at 11:21 a.m. Central Time, November 23, 2015
Apogee of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) for the crew capsule
Mach 3.72
Re-ignition of rocket booster at 4,896 feet above ground level
Controlled vertical landing of the booster at 4.4 mph
Deployment of crew capsule drogue parachutes at 20,045 feet above ground level
Landing of the crew capsule under parachutes at 11:32 a.m. Central Time

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