Bezos Beats Musk

The Daily Mail
Nov. 27, 2015



The New Shepard rocket blasted off from Blue Origin's West Texas launch site at 12:21pm CST (18.21 GMT), reached a suborbital altitude of 62 miles (100 km) and landed back at the launch site eight minutes later.

In suborbital spaceflight, rockets are not traveling fast enough to reach the speed required to counter the pull of Earth's gravity.

This means they re-enter the atmosphere like a ballistic missile, but he only visible damage to the rocket is scorched metal at its base.

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