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Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
New Shepard launch, June 2016 (Blue Origin) Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its fourth consecutive successful flight June 19. The vehicle lifted off from its West Texas test site at 10:36 am EDT (1436 GMT) and both its propulsion module and crew capsule landed safely less than 10 minutes later. The vehicle reached a peak altitude of about 101 kilometers on the flight, the fourth since November. The uncrewed test demonstrated the ability of the capsule to land with only two of its three parachutes open. The company also for the first time webcast the flight live.
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