Blue Origin Successfully Flies New Shepard

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Blue Origin had another successful flight of its New Shepard suborbital system on Sunday morning. The rocket and capsule soared into suborbital space from the company’s west Texas launch facility. After separation, the rocket landed safely on the ground. The capsule landed separately, with one of its three parachutes deliberately not deployed to test the safety of the landing system.

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“Any day with a rocket landing is a fantastic day,” said Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos during the webcast of the flight.

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It was the fourth flight of the reusable system. Blue Origin is planning additional tests throughout the year, including an in-flight test of the abort system.

 

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