Successful landing east of El Paso

The New Shepard rocket lands Tuesday at Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site, located east of El Paso in Van Horn. It was the seventh consecutive flight for the reusable vehicle designed by the space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It carried 12 commercial payloads 346,964 feet above ground level on a mission that lasted 10 minutes and nine seconds, according to a news release. The payloads included test technologies for future missions to the moon.

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