Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Went to Space—But Not to Orbit. That’s Way Harder
Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company, just launched its flagship rocket—New Shepard—and brought it back to Earth. The vehicle reached an altitude of 100 km before returning and successfully landing on the ground upright. That’s an important step in the company’s quest to build a reusable vehicle, eventually planning to carry six passengers up to space and land both the rocket and the capsule.