That night in Texas Blue Origin has carried out the most important flight test in the history of its existence. She conducted a test on the separation of the capsule with the crew from the launch and the success was complete. The capsule with the crew unbuckled at exactly the right time and flew higher than had gone before. The successful flight marked a milestone for a rocket the company of Jeff Bezos. He previously stated that if this test goes well, the rocket company will be fully operational by the end of the year.
Today’s test was the ninth launch for Blue Origin and the third for the rockets New Sheperd that was used in flight — more than 20,000 people watched the live stream on YouTube. The rocket and capsule will be reused.
The startup time is about two and a half minutes, after which the engine is shut off. The capsule is designed to fly to space, while the rocket is detachable, falls, turns on the braking system and sits on the ground intact. The capsule returned to Earth on parachutes.
The whole mission takes about 11 minutes and the capsule accelerates to a maximum speed of 3598 km/h and height of 118 meters.
During the test the capsule was a mannequin, on change which should come live astronauts. The company expects that trials with a human crew can begin as early as the end of this year. Rumor has it that eventually the ticket for this exciting ride will be $ 200,000 or more.