Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket Completes 5th successful mission
Blue Origin launched their suborbital New Shepard rocket and crew capsule on an uncrewed test flight from the company’s West Texas launch and landing facility. The capsule reached an altitude of 346,000 feet (65.5 miles). The rocket made a powered landing, and the capule successfully touched down a short while later using the three large parachutes to guide it down.
Blue Origin hopes to fly paying passengers soon, and is developing a much larger orbital, rocket, the New Glen, which will rival SpaceX's operational Falcon Heavy, and future Starship (formerly called BFR).
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