Sep 13, 2022

Blue Origin’s rocket exploded, but the capsule escape system worked a charm

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Thankfully, no crew were onboard for what would have been a terrifying ride.

One minute and four seconds after the launch of an uncrewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch system on Monday, September 12, the rocket suffered an anomaly.

Explosive footage shows the New Shepard capsule’s solid rocket escape system fire up to safely eject the capsule away from the rocket’s first stage.

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