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Inside Blue Origin's Reusable Booster and Capsules

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This morning, Blue Origin had its first passengers go to space aboard the New Shepard. 

And if you watched the launch, then you noticed that not only did the passengers make it back to Earth safe and sound but so did the booster--the part of the rocket ship responsible for launching the passengers into space. 

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The booster is designed to make a gradual landing, just as it did on Tuesday morning.

Blue Origin’s larger-scale New Glenn rocket booster is also designed to be reusable

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The company expects each one to be capable of launching and landing up to 25 times. 

However, Blue Origin wasn't the first to create a reusable booster. The first partially reusable launch vehicle to reach orbit was actually the Space Shuttle in 1981. 

Watch the video for more.

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