Blue Origin space capsule aces dramatic in-flight escape test

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October 6, 2016    
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"Blue Origin just took another big step toward flying people to space. The private spaceflight company, which is run by billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, conducted a critical 'in-flight escape test' of its crew-carrying New Shepard system today (Oct. 5) -- and everything appears to have worked just as expected. ... At 11:41 a.m. EDT (1541 GMT), the New Shepard capsule landed softly under parachutes in the Texas desert as planned, raising a huge plume of dust as it hit the ground. And then, about 3 minutes later, the booster came in for its own touchdown, landing vertically on the launch pad." (10/05/16)  

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