Blue Origin Launch is first public success

Blue Origin launch

There is no such thing as an overnight success in rocket science.  But the Blue Origin news about their successful rocket launch on April 29th, 2015 caught a lot of people by surprise.

Here is a video from the company that celebrates the first launch of the Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft:

Here is the page from Blue Origin with more images available for downloads and the Blue Origin lauch videos:

Here is an article on Popular Science with a recap and another video link to the tracking view.

This rocket launch achieved an altitude of just over 307,000 feet.

Did the Blue Origin rocket launch reach outer space?  Well, the official recognized boundary of space is 100km or 62 miles, which equates to 327,360 feet.

So close!!!

Technically it wasn’t far enough to say they reached outer space.  But it is still an awesome achievement for a company that has been extremely secretive and low-key about their efforts.  Jeff Bezos is proving that there is more than one way to be successful in rocket science–whether that means rocket designs or personalities.  That could be inspiration and hope for you too.

Are you looking for Blue Origin Jobs?  If you want to work in an innovative aerospace company like Blue Origin, you will need to take some innovative approaches.  You will find 10 powerful tips in my book available on Amazon:

How about those “overnight successes” ?! Here are a few insights about that from people who know about them.  They aren’t as real or common as you might think.

What is your vision of your “overnight success” ??

About Brett Rocket Scientist

Brett creates artful work in engineering, ideas, and innovation. In addition to 2 degrees, 3 patents, and over 15 years experience in aerospace engineering, he is the author of several books to foster STEM careers. He volunteers his time and skills as an officer with professional societies.

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