Blue Origin rocket safely returns to earth

Blue Origin commentators gave the play-by-play of the spacecraft's return to earth.

The company backed by billionaire and Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos is in a space race with fellow billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to provide lower-cost services for NASA, through the use of reusable rockets.

Last month, Bezos, the world's richest man and three crewmates, flew from a desert site in West Texas on an 11-minute trip to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard, a 60-foot-tall and fully autonomous spacecraft. That flight represented an important milestone in the establishment of the space tourism industry.

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