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Jeff Bezos’ next rocket is a massive, reusable booster


Jeff Bezos isn’t about to let SpaceX have the private heavy-duty rocket field to itself. Blue Origin has introduced New Glenn (named after astronautJohn Glenn), a massive reusable booster rocket that makes SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy look modest. The two-stage model already dwarfs the Falcon at 270 feet tall, while the three-stage version is nearly as tall as the legendary Saturn V at 313 feet. Yes, it’s more than a little Freudian, but it’ll be helpful getting both satellites and people into space. – READ MORE

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