Blue Origin pushes back the trial of its in-flight escape space pod: Bad weather conditions postpone New Shepard's 'toughest test yet'



Like most spacecraft, Blue Origin's rocket has an escape system that can quickly propel the crew capsule to safety if a problem is detected.
But the design of New Shepard's escape capsule is unlike any seen before.
The escape system was scheduled to be put to the test today, but it has been postponed until tomorrow at 10:45 ET (15:45 BST) due to bad weather conditions. 
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Last week, Blue Origin and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, revealed the dangerous launch would be taking place today at the firm's West Texas site. 
But Blue Origin tweeted today saying: 'Weather no-go for... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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