Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on suborbital launch Wednesday

Amazon creator Jeff Bezos has launched his New Shepherd rocket higher than previously

This successful test that lasted for two-and-a-half minutes, was the ninth launch for Blue Origin and the third for the New Shepard rocket and is described as a huge milestone for Jeff Bezos' rocket company.

The booster and spacecraft blasted off from the company's launch site in West Texas shortly after 11am Eastern, and then performed a test created to ferry passengers to safety in case of an emergency.

About 20 seconds (and 100 feet) after the New Shepard and the crew capsule separates, the motor on the capsule will fire with 70k foot pounds of thrust, sending the capsule 50,000 ft higher than it has gone before. Both the spacecraft and the rocket landed safely back on Earth, the capsule returning to the ground after 11 minutes of flight.

Wednesday's passenger was Mannequin Skywalker, plus science experiments.

Sir Richard Branson founder of Virgin Galactic with his Spaceship Two and White Knight Two carrier aircraft
Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on suborbital launch Wednesday

Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, aims to send people and payloads into orbit from Cape Canaveral. Blue Origin responded to the report, saying the company has not set ticket prices, and does not plan to sell rides until some time after New Shepard makes its first test flight with humans on-board.

One employee said that within weeks, Blue Origin will do the first test in space of its pod escape system, which will propel the flight crew to safety if the booster explodes. Until now, tests have only been carried out using dummies at Blue Origin's West Texas site.

In a tweet, Blue Origin called the launch a "high-altitude escape motor test".

Now the promoter of missions to Mars Elon musk has a competitor that can offer the ticket at the lowest price, through which space travel will become available. The company says more than 700 people have signed up to fly. "Anyone predicting dates is guessing", according to the statement. The company has not said what the price of the tickets would be.

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