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Blue Origin, the private space-rocket firm founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, is to conduct a rocket test this afternoon (Wednesday 24 August). A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) specifies that "ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY" is due to take place near Van Horn, Texas and clears a volume of …

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"vertical landings"

Erm....

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@Andus

Sorry, what?

It takes off vertically and lands vertically. What's the problem?

Video on their website of the launch in 2006 if you are interested.

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@ James

No, article didn't make clear if it was supposed to land 'pointy-end' up. Then, it'd be a dart, rather than a spacecraft. "ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY!!!" (If there were three, natch)

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Hope

Lets hope it goes better than today's Russian ISS supply mission.

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Are you serious?

Pocket Rocket?

Blue Origin is attempting one of the most difficult enterprises in the History of the Human Race & the best the Register can come up with is "Pocket Rocket?"

I'm sure you'll understand that it will be exceedingly difficult to take this news organization seriously from here on.

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yep, serioius

Apparently you, nor anyone you know, has ever used a pocket rocket.

You're overly dramatic, they did this before.

I thought The Register was a scraper paired with a thesaurus???

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News Organisation seriously???

Er, I think the Vulture Culture team might take exception with El. Reg being called a "news organisation".

More like a drinking club with a journalistic writing problem in my opinion.

(Sorry, El. Reg. just kidding)

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