Blue Origin sees third successful rocket landing, says owner Jeff Bezos


The private spaceflight company Blue Origin has successfully landed a rocket for the third time, owner Jeff Bezos announced on Saturday.

The billionaire tweeted about his usually secretive company, which is competing with SpaceX, owned by tech mogul Elon Musk, to revolutionize spaceflight with reusable rockets.

“Flawless BE-3 restart and perfect booster landing,” Bezos wrote on Saturday morning, describing the rocket’s descent and engines re-engaging. “Touchdown confirmed.”

In November, Blue Origin became the first private company to land a rocket, launching its New Shepard nearly 63 miles above the Earth and setting it back down at the west Texas site where it took off. In January, the company repeated the feat, and posted video of the landing.