The space startup headed by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Chairman Jeff Bezos has taken another big step toward demonstrating the reliability of his reusable rocket: successfully landing it after waiting until almost the last second to restart the main engine that slows the returning booster for touchdown. Competition for the space technology became more serious between Jeff and Musk. SpaceX just broke so many records so far and won the large bids from NASA. SpaceX burned a huge amount of money but as for the future this company would definitely going to be another muti-billion company for Musk. But this market will not only be taken for him, the main competitor’s recent just prove the ability to take a large bite of the pie. The CEO of Amazon also stepped into this business several year ago and recent success of lunching a reusable rocket will definitely increase its position in this sector. Now, the new competition for Musk is different than before. This technology giant, Amazon would post challenge for SpaceX and also increase the develop speed of space technology.
Saturday’s blastoff, smooth ascent to the edge of space and pinpoint return to a remote launch site in west Texas marked the third time in a little more than four months that Blue Origin LLC, the closely held company founded and run by Mr. Bezos, has vertically landed a spent rocket back on Earth.
The latest feat, Mr. Bezos pointed out beforehand in a message on his Twitter account, was intended to be more challenging than previous landings because the BE-3 engine would be required to kick in instantly at the end of the descent and deliver high thrust. Afterward, the billionaire entrepreneur sent another message announcing everything went as planned: “Flawless BE-3 restart and perfect booster landing.”
The company posted images on its website showing the booster gently riding a plume of fire with its landing legs deployed. On Sunday, the company released a video that indicated the rocket, which was the same hardware that flew twice before, landed at a speed of less than 5 miles per hour.