Blue Origin capsule escapes rocket failure on uncrewed flight over Texas

Source: Spaceflight Now

“The suborbital rocket developed by Jeff Bezos’s space company Blue Origin suffered its first launch failure Monday, when the main engine on the New Shepard booster appeared to cut out about a minute after liftoff from West Texas. The crew capsule, which carried NASA experiments but no people, safely landed under parachutes after firing an abort motor to escape the stricken booster. The unplanned in-flight abort saved the company’s reusable capsule, and the mission’s experiment payloads stowed inside. But one of Blue Origin’s two operational suborbital New Shepard boosters, which hosted its own research payloads, appeared to be lost in the launch failure.” (09/12/22)