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 …
It takes off vertically and lands vertically. What's the problem?
Video on their website of the launch in 2006 if you are interested.
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)
Lets hope it goes better than today's Russian ISS supply mission.
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.
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???
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)