If you thought Blue Origin and SpaceX invented vertical landing rockets with the New Shepard and Falcon 9 then think again.
We have had vertical take of and landing systems for the best part of 60 years though its really only in the 1990’s that we had a rocket that we directly relate to the new SpaceX and Blue Origin vehicles.
In this video we look and the vertical landing rockets before SpaceX including the Mcdonnell Douglas DC-X
This video is sponsored by Brilliant.org : https://brilliant.org/CuriousDroid
Written & Researched
By Paul Shillito
Images and Footage
NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin
Intro music by
Mike Mullen BMI