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Comment Re:Competition.... (Score 3, Interesting) 89

Blue Origin reached space multiple times. What they didn't reach yet is an orbital trajectory for their payload

which is the hard part.

I'm not so sure about that. Only two rocket systems land their boosters: SpaceX and Blue Origin. On the other hand, there is a multitude of rocket systems that can put payloads in orbit. Considering that once you have the booster slowed down to terminal velocity, it doesn't matter how fast it was originally going; the landing process is going to be the same. So maybe Blue Origin is focussing on the really hard part (the landing) and leaving the easier part (scaling up to orbital speeds) for later.

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