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Blue Origin's Giant New Glenn Rocket in Pictures

New Glenn Arrives

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Blue Origin released an animated video of a New Glenn rocket launching. The rocket is raised to vertical on what appears to be Launch Complex 36 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. See the video and full story.

Prepping for Launch

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The New Glenn rocket stands at the ready on the launch pad with its stabilizers deployed before ascending into the atmosphere. See the video and full story.

Ready for the Ride

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Sitting on the launch pad, the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket's second stage is ready for launch and deployment. See the video and full story.

3... 2... 1...

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As launch begins, Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket fires up sending smoke out the exhaust plume tunnel. See the video and full story.

Up, Up and Away

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The two-stage version of the New Glenn rocket rises smoothly from the launch pad. See the video and full story.

Looking to the Future

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From above the Blue Origin facility, the New Glenn rocket rises from the Earth into the atmosphere. See the video and full story.

Blasters on Full

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The New Glenn reusable rocket booster is powered seven by BE-4 methane/oxygen engines that Blue Origin designed. The engines produce 17,000 kN (3,800,000 lbf) of liftoff thrust. See the video and full story.

New Glenn Rocket Launch with Eutelsat

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A Blue Origin New Glenn rocket launches a Eutelsat satellite in this artist's illustration. Eutelsat is Blue Origin's first launch customer for the massive New Glenn rocket. See the video and full story.

Out in Orbit

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Once in orbit, the New Glenn rocket booster separates and falls back to Earth while the second stage completes its journey. The second stage is powered by a vacuum-optimized BE-4 engine. See the video and full story.

Stage Two

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Once the New Glenn second stage reaches its destination the nose cone separates, revealing its payload. See the video and full story.

Reentry Begins

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The New Glenn rocket booster reenters Earth's atmosphere using its fins to stabilize its descent. See the video and full story.

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