October 24, 2012

Blue Origin Conducts Pad Escape Test

Blue Origin conducted a successful pad escape test Oct. 19 at the company’s West Texas Launch Site, firing its pusher escape motor and launching a full-scale suborbital crew capsule from a propulsion module simulator. The test was part of Blue Origin’s work supporting its funded Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program during Commercial Crew Development Round 2.

credit:  NASA

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