Here's Blue Origin's Rocket Coming In For Its Third Landing

Photo: Blue Origin

Yesterday, Blue Origin launched their rocket for the third time, bringing it in for a successful landing.

The company hasn’t released video of the event yet, but they have posted up several images from the launch and landing.

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According to the company, their New Shepard rocket reached an altitude of 339,138 feet:

Photo: Blue Origin

At 3,635 feet, the BT-3 section restarted and began its controlled decent before coming in for a landing.

Photo: Blue Origin
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Photo: Blue Origin

The crew capsule contained two experiments, and parachuted to safety shortly after the rocket stage landed.

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