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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos discusses the BE-4 rocket engine at a September news conference. The company made some waves by landing the first reusable rocket, though SpaceX boss Elon Musk clarified what it meant.

Bezos Claims Space Breakthrough with Blue Origin Reusable Rocket

Nov. 25, 2015
The Amazon and Blue Origin boss calls the tech a game-changer because it totally alters the cost structure of space travel, and could ultimately help lead to millions of people living and working in space.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The private space firm founded by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos claimed a breakthrough for its space travel efforts Tuesday with the launch of a reusable rocket.

Bezos announced the milestone with his first Twitter message following the launch and return of the rocket by his firm, Blue Origin.

and noted that any mission would need to achieve greater velocity for a true space mission.

By Rob Lever

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2015

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