Blue Origin's New Shepard crew capsule shoots free of the launch vehicle simulator
The crew capsule parachutes back to the ground
The crew capsule at rest after its landing
Aerospace firm Blue Origin has already conducted wind tunnel and engine tests, in the development of its reusable orbital Space Vehicle. Last week, however, the company took a step forward in the development of its New Shepard suborbital system – at its West Texas launch site, the company conducted a successful pad escape test, in which a full-scale crew capsule was ejected from a launch vehicle simulator.
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