Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship hits new heights in escape test flight

"Anything could have happened today, and this is the best possible outcome", launch commentator Ariane Cornell said.

The first test passengers may fly on the rocket as early as this year, with the first paying customers set to fly by 2019.

Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the ninth time. It was the eighth time the company successfully tested the system for future passenger flights.

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This was the third trip to space for both this New Shepherd rocket booster and the crew capsule, both created to be reusable like SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster and Dragon capsules.

Although there weren't any people aboard this test flight, Blue Origin's test dummy, Mannequin Skywalker, was strapped in a chair to measure the gravitation forces a real body might experience during a somewhat violent abort. In October, 2016, the company conducted a lower altitude in-flight escape test when engineers intentionally triggered the spacecraft's launch abort system at about 45 seconds after launch and an altitude of 16,000 feet.

The flight will be Mission 9 for the company, and will feature a "high altitude escape motor test" which the company says will "push the rocket to its limits". How this will differentiate from the previous safety test is yet to be seen, such as the potential to fire the escape system later into the flight. More than half a dozen scientific payloads were packed inside as well, plus mementos from Blue Origin employees that were included as part of an internal "Fly My Stuff" program.

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While this test was unmanned, the reusable rocket is created to deliver payloads - and potentially tourists - to sub-orbital space. The experiment will record vehicle conditions including cabin pressure, temperature, CO2, acoustic conditions, and acceleration. (Blue Origin via YouTube) The New Shepard capsule makes its descent.

With the production facility at Exploration Park all-but ready to start producing New Glenn hardware, work is also now taking place on the LC-11 and LC-36 pad facilities from which the rocket will be tested and launched from. The test is scheduled to begin at 10 am EDT (14:00 UTC) at the company's West Texas launch site.

"We are excited to join the upcoming New Shepard flight".

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Along with the suborbital New Shepard rockets and spacecraft, Blue Origin also is developing a powerful new engine, the BE-4, to help boost satellites into orbit using much larger New Glenn rockets. However, that is not expected until deep into the 2020s.

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