New Shepard In-Flight Abort Test

Blue Origin plans to conduct a critical launch abort test with its suborbital New Shepard rocket on Wednesday to take the vehicle one step closer to beginning crewed test flights.

In its initial stages, the flight of the New Shepard booster and its Crew Capsule will look like the previous test missions, however, 45 seconds into the climb, a powerful abort motor within the Crew Capsule will be fired to demonstrate a crew could be transported to safety in the event of a major problem during the most stressful segment of the flight.

Live Video by Blue Origin begins at 14:45 UTC.

>>Blue Origin’s New Shepard gears up for critical In-Flight Abort Test