Kent’s Rocket Scientists successfully launch & land rocket Wed. morning

Your local Kent Rocket Scientists from Blue Origin had another great day Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, as they successfully launched – then landed – their reusable ‘New Shepard‘ (NS-10) rocket for its tenth time.

Blue Origin’s NS-10 – which is designed to eventually carry humans – had eight payloads on board.

The rocket flew up to a 250,000 feet apogee into space, then both the rocket booster and capsule returned safely to solid ground.

“Our reusable launch vehicle is taking payloads – and soon you – to space,” they said in a statement.”Named after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to go to space, New Shepard is our reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space. Whether you are an astronaut flying with Blue Origin or sending a payload to space, your 11-minute flight on New Shepard will be the experience of a lifetime.”

Here’s a recording of a live webcast of the launch (running time 56:10, but you can fast forward to the good stuff, which begins around 40:18, with the actual launch at 42:23, rocket landing around 49:40 and capsule landing around 52:23):