Jeff Bezos' Space Company Successfully Lands a Rocket | NECN

Jeff Bezos' Space Company Successfully Lands a Rocket

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    ff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

    Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos’ space transportation company successfully landed a suborbital rocket on Monday after launching it earlier that day.

    The New Shepard rocket poked the border where earth’s atmosphere gives way to space, at an altitude of 62 miles. Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, recalled the rocket back to earth where it safely landed at its West Texas launch site.

    The reusable rocket is designed to carry six passengers and Monday’s feat is one giant leap for the company’s goal to commission commercial space trips. Bezos told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that he expects that Blue Origin will be involved in commercial space operations within "a couple of years."