Elon Musk’s Space X has been trying to make a controlled vertical landing with its rockets for some time and now Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket has managed to make a controlled vertical landing for the first time.
The Blue Origin landing can be seen in the video below, where the rocket was launched to 62 miles up, the capsule was then deployed and the rocket returned to earth.
The capsule landed back on earth with the aid of a parachute, but the rocket was able to land by firing its rockets at 5,000 feet and then it made a vertical landing at a speed of 4.4 miles per hour when it touched the ground.
This is very impressive and something that Space X have been attempting to achieve by landing their rocket on a barge.
You can find out more details about the controlled vertical landing of the Blue Origin Rocket at the link below.