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How much will Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket warm the planet?

How much pollution will Jeff Bezos be on his space flight? It turns out when it comes to adding greenhouse gases Into the atmosphere, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket should be one of the cleanest launch vehicles in the world, although fears of climate change from suborbital spacecraft may increase as similar flights begin in the near future.

Rockets are not exactly green technology, and their overall environmental impact is still being studied. The vast majority of launches produce things like water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), soot and aluminum oxides, depending on what kind of fuel they use, according to helpful explainer from the Everyday Astronaut website for various aspects of space travel.

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