Source: Blue Origin LLC

Blue Origin Rocket Passes Landing and Parachute-Failure Tests

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  • Launch was 4th for Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard rocket
  • Capsule returns safely after testing chute-out scenario

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space-exploration company launched and landed an unmanned rocket Sunday while testing a parachute failure, a key step in checking the safety of its New Shepard vehicle before sending it to space with astronauts aboard.

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