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Blue Origin Crew Capsule Escape Test

Credit: Blue Origin
Blue Origin is a private spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to develop commercial rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded…Read More »





in 2000, but came to public attention in 2003 when it began buying land in Texas for its testing grounds.

Here, Blue Origin's pusher escape system rockets the Crew Capsule away from the launch pad, demonstrating a key safety system for both suborbital and orbital flights. Image released Oct. 22, 2012.   Less «
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