Thursday, October 6, 2016
Blue Origin Tests Crew Escape System In West Texas
Blue Origin, the commercial spaceship developer which is funded by Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, has launched--and landed--another rocket at its West Texas test facilities. Blue Origin, which broadcasted its launch test live yesterday successfully tested its New Shephard crew escape vehicle in Texas on Wednesday, showing that it could deploy an escape pod from the rocket even while it was heading towards space. Blue Origin also successfully landed its rocket after the test.