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  • Short Hop
    Posted by Frank Morring, Jr. 4:46 PM on Nov 18, 2011

    Blue Origin, the secretive startup rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com fame, has released video of its latest vertical takeoff/vertical landing vehicle in a short test flight from the company's development complex in West Texas.

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    Click here to see the full videos.

    After the short hop seen in these shots, the vehicle was lost in a flight to 45,000 ft. at Mach 1.2 after "flight instability" triggered the range safety system and shut off its engines, according to Blue Origin.

    After that test failure, which occurred in August, Bezos vowed to continue work on the project.

    "We're already working on our next development vehicle," he stated in September.

    Tags: os99, BlueOrigin

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