Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude...
Blue Origin is testing its New Shepard rocket for the ninth time.
The test will simulate an emergency high altitude "escape motor" test.
The launch was pulled off without a hitch: both the booster and the crew capsule returned to Earth.
Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the ninth time.
While this test was unmanned, the reusable rocket is designed to deliver payloads — and potentially tourists — to sub-orbital space.
Blue Origin pushed the rocket to its...
Jeffrey P. Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket New Shepard completed its ninth flight as it tested the vehicle’s escape and self-landing system. EDITOR’S NOTE: Amazon owner and CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.