Twig minus berries
I wish Blue Origins luck but I have to say that the look of the rocket is definitely on the Blue side. A bit phallusy, don't you think. I'll leave the Uranus jokes to other comments.
Blue Origins, the rocket company started by Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos, has staged its first test flight – with mixed results. Youtube Video The New Shepard rocket launched from the firm's test site in Texas on Wednesday – although word of the blastoff emerged on Thursday afternoon. It reached its target altitude of 307,000 …
I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering where Flesh Gordon was...
(Probably not safe for work but it was in the Guardian so maybe image: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2009/3/3/1236083459176/Flesh-Gordon--002.jpg)
But as you say - best of luck with this one. Though perhaps it's just a backup plan if the drones delivery thing doesn't work?
" ... unfortunately we didn’t get to recover the propulsion module because we lost pressure in our hydraulic system on descent."
I believe SpaceX may have some experience and advice in that department! :-)
Congrats to the Blue Origins team. Another step towards lowering the costs of getting into space.
OK, so between SpaceX and Blue Origin which one is Ford and which one is Chevy? ;-)
So which one of the Amazon packagings (A7 maybe?) will this "drone" deliver. Can I order a scheduled delivery of "flowers" to someone I like? Do I need a Prime account?
All right, jokes aside - very impressive. With that engine they are only a few steps away from orbital flight - it is the same thrust as the engines in the Falkon 9 (~440 or thereabouts). That is more than enough to put a payload into orbit. Or a Prime delivery on some dictator's lawn.
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Nice to see a near perfect success for Amazon's new ICDM (Inter Continental Delivery Mechanism) so there's drones for deliveries pretty close to the depot, ICDMs for people living (a lot) farther away, now all they have to do is address the pesky Courier Module for people living between those two extremes.
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