Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet.
Numerous payloads will be flying in the spacecraft during the test, ranging from worldwide customers, such as Thailand's "mu Space-1" - which includes an assortment of scientific and medical items, several textile materials they plan to use on their future space suit and apparel, and other special articles for their community partners - through to a suite of payloads from Blue Origin employees as a part of their internal "Fly My Stuff" program.
New Shepard's reusable booster comes in for a landing.
Both the booster and capsule that sits atop the rocket successfully returned to Earth.
Wednesday's passenger was Mannequin Skywalker, plus science experiments.
While testing with New Shepard continues, work on Blue Origin's next vehicle, the New Glenn is pressing on, albeit mainly away from the attention of the media. The next flight, Cornell said, will feature "finished customer interiors" like those that will be used on commercial flights of the vehicle, meant to carry up to six people. The launch, the ninth test flight in the overall New Shepard development program, was announced a day in advance by the company.
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Her husband, Mr Rowley has since regained consciousness but remains in serious condition, as hospital staff continue to treat him. Police are working around the clock to determine where the Novichok bottle came from and how it ended up in Mr Rowley's home.
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Trump also said America shared blame with Russian Federation in regards to how badly diplomatic ties have gotten between the two. While both Putin and Trump spoke about the need to discuss arms control issues, they are unlikely to make any quick deals.
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Kerber defeated Williams to win the Australian Open in 2016 and then, after losing here, lifted the trophy at the US Open. I didn't know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back.
"Astronauts would have had an exhilarating ride and safe landing", he said. Such systems are created to fire quickly and separate the crew capsule from the booster during an emergency. As hoped, the capsule was able to stabilize itself after the blast for its descent through the atmosphere.
New Shepard has flown eight test missions to date, all of them uncrewed.
Along with the suborbital New Shepard rockets and spacecraft, Blue Origin also is developing a powerful new engine, the BE-4, to help boost satellites into orbit using much larger New Glenn rockets.
The company's Florida team was watching today's webcast, as was the team at Blue Origin's headquarters in Kent, Wash., where New Shepard hardware is manufactured.
Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company Blue Origin will launch its second test mission of 2018 on Wednesday morning (July 18), if all goes according to plan.
Blue Origin has not started selling tickets for seats on commercial New Shepard flights, but Reuters reported last week the flight opportunities are expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000. It's coming, but we've got our eye on the prize, and we've got to make sure we understand our system through and through.