Blue Origin, the space company owned by General Director of Amazon Jeff Bezos, on Wednesday beginning 12th test without a crew on its missiles, "new shepherd", moving the first flight with passengers in 2020.
According to preliminary information, a suborbital rocket with a length of 60 feet (18 meters) reached an altitude of 65 miles (105 kilometers), crossing the internationally recognized space boundary known as the line of Pocket.
Capsule attached to the rocket, will one day take six passengers astronauts on a journey that will last a total of 10 minutes and will cost half a million dollars each space tourist.
Rockets, tested 2015, re-usable, unlike the early years of space flight. The one that took off on Wednesday, has already made five previous starts.
booster to start the engine and made a direct-controlled landing back to Earth, while the capsule fell to the ground in a few minutes with three parachutes landing in a cloud of dust.
Previously, the company relied on its first flight with passengers on Board at the end of 2019.
Another company participating in the race to space tourism is Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, who hopes to deliver passengers to the border of outer space on the spacecraft in the shape of an airplane, which cleared the Boeing 747 at high altitude.
Virgin also said it plans to launch its first regular flights into space in 2020.