Blue Origin achieved a milestone in reusable spacecraft April 2, launching and recovering a New Shepard suborbital spacecraft for the third time in a row after relatively minor refurbishment. “Flawless BE-3 restart and perfect booster landing,” Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos tweeted, referring to the cryogenic BE-3 rocket engine used in the past three flights. “CC [crew capsule] chutes deployed.” Later Bezos tweeted “touchdown confirmed,” referring to ...


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