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Jeff Bezos's First Tweet Celebrates 'Historic' Rocket Landing (Video)

Bezos beats Musk.

Blue Origin

Well, he didn’t use Medium.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos took to Twitter for the first time on Tuesday morning to celebrate a successful rocket landing by his other company, Blue Origin. Why is this important? If “reusable” rockets become the norm, it would cost a lot less to get people (or stuff) into space. Blue Origin plans to eventually propel people toward space.

Here’s the video:

Here’s the tweet:

The event also means Blue Origin has accomplished a rocket landing ahead of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, though Engadget explains why SpaceX’s efforts are “more daunting.”

Update: Leave it to Musk to Musk-plain the difference between what Blue Origin and SpaceX aim to accomplish:

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