Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been battling it out to own the future of the re-usable rocket technology, recently Elon Musk’s SpaceX made some strides in this, but has yet to actually re-use a rocket.
However, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has today announced that they have managed to do this with its New Shepard rocket, which they previously claimed to be the first rocket to cross the Karman Line and then land vertically back on land. Now they say it is the first to have done this twice.
It’s not as over-achieving as what SpaceX is testing, as Blue Rocket doesn’t send the New Shepard rocket as high, or make it deliver a payload, and its even slower than the Falcon 9, but despite that it’s still quite the achievement.
Blue Origin says that because of its tech it will be able to scale on larger rockets, and plan to test full engines with more space and back trips with the New Shepard in the future.
You can watch the event in the video below.