An uncrewed rocket from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin failed just over a minute after launch

Blue Origin, founded by billion Jeff Bezos, saw its first major incident on Monday.
A Blue Origin rocket with no crew onboard failed just over a minute after liftoff on Monday. 
The New Shepard rocket, launched from Blue Origin’s West Texas facility, carried cargo for research.
A livestream of the launch showed the rocket bursting into flames around 29,000 feet above ground.

A Blue Origin rocket with no crew onboard failed just over a minute after lifting off on Monday. 

The New Shepard rocket that took off from Blue Origin’s West Texas facility on Monday was carrying cargo for research that it was going to send to the edge of space.

A livestream of the launch showed the New Shepard bursting into flames around 29,000 feet above ground. The capsule above the booster rocket then detached itself and parachuted back to the ground.

 

Blue Origin said on Twitter there was a “booster failure” on the flight, triggering the escape system. The capsule “successfully separated” from the rocket,…

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