The test firing of the BE-3 engine (Photo: NASA)
Artist's concept of the Blue Origin crew capsule (Image: Blue Origin)
Blue Origin's orbital Reusable Booster System (Image: Blue Origin)
An early prototype of Blue Origin's New Shephard vehicle (Image: Blue Origin)
Another commercial spaceflight venture has taken a step forward. Early this month, aerospace firm Blue Origin successful test fired its 100,000 lb (444,840 N) thrust BE-3 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine thrust chamber. The full-power static fire test took place at the E-1 test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi and is part of Blue Origin’s program to develop a launch system for its manned Space Vehicle.
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