Blue Origin Delays New Shepard In-flight Abort Test

Blue Origin’s pusher escape system rockets the New Shepard crew capsule away from the launch pad. (Credit: Blue Origin)
Blue Origin’s pusher escape system rockets the New Shepard crew capsule away from the launch pad. (Credit: Blue Origin)

Blue Origin has delayed the New Shepard in-flight abort test scheduled for Tuesday due to weather constraints. The company will attempt the test on Wednesday. The webcast will begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT at www.blueorigin.com.

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  • MzUnGu

    ULA saboteurs at work again… They took out SpaceX, then Firefly, now this…. 😛

  • JamesG

    No doubt LockMart’s weather control device in action.

  • ThomasLMatula

    Guess there will be nothing to divert folks from another anniversary of the failed Ansari X-Prize with VG still waiting to start service.

  • Aerospike

    I mixed up Eastern Time and Pacific Time… so I missed the in-flight abort, but tuned in right in time for the booster landing.

    Damn! That was one exciting descent/landing, when you don’t know if all the systems are still intact and working as intended.

    Congratulations to Blue Origin for a successful (and awesome) test! 🙂

  • ThomasLMatula

    What a spectacular flight! Both capsule and the booster survived!

    Now that is a robust system. Congratulations to the Blue Origins Team!!!