Jeff Bezos took to Twitter for the first time to announce a milestone from his space company Blue Origin, and the Internet soaked it in.
The “New Shepard” vehicle flew to space (well, suborbit), reached its test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) and then successfully landed vertically at the launch site in West Texas.
Among those congratulating Bezos and team was none other than SpaceX’s Elon Musk, who has been attempting something similar:
However….Musk had more to say on the topic:
Musk is basically dissecting what they’ve done to show that each individual “achievement” by Blue Origin is not really an “achievement.” Musk is also referring to SpaceX’s Grasshopper testbed back in the Falcon 1 days. Also, NASA didn’t tweet, so I’m not sure how much of this I believe. Kidding. But come on, NASA.
Rocket shade. YEAH!