Blue Origin to trial its in-flight escape space pod: New Shepard's 'toughest test yet' will be streamed next week
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.
Now it has been revealed the escape system will be put to the test next week, in the rocket's 'toughest test yet'.
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Blue Origin and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the dangerous launch will take place on the 4th October at 10:50AM ET (15:40 BST).
The company is going to intentionally trigger an escape in flight at the most stressful point of the flight.
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