Sunday, April 3, 2016

Blue Origin's New Shepard Rocket Does It Again!

A New Shepard rocket is about to touch down at Blue Origin's launch site in West Texas after a successful flight 103 kilometers (64 miles) into space, on April 2, 2016.
Blue Origin

Pushing the Envelope (News Release)

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.

Source: Blue Origin


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