Jeff Bezos has posted two new videos of his Blue Origin project’s spaceship taking off and landing on a “short hop” test flight earlier this year in Texas.
You can check out the videos in this post signed by the Amazon.com founder on the newly redesigned Blue Origin website.
In a post last month about that subsequent flight, Bezos wrote, “A flight instability drove an angle of attack that triggered our range safety system to terminate thrust on the vehicle. Not the outcome any of us wanted, but we’re signed up for this to be hard, and the Blue Origin team is doing an outstanding job. We’re already working on our next development vehicle.”
Blue Origin, based south of Seattle in Kent, Wash., is one of several firms that have received funding from NASA to develop spacecraft to take U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station, replacing the role of the retired Space Shuttle program.
(Note: Reference to Bezos corrected since original publication.)