Thursday, April 30, 2015

First Flight (already with the updates)

Yesterday, Blue Origin quietly launched their New Shepard vehicle from their West Texas Facility. The attached video shows the launch and the apparent successful recovery of the capsule. I wonder what happened to that booster?



Hey Blue Origin...I say you need to keep up with SpaceX and release a model rocket kit of that rocket. Don't forget the clear fins.

Here's another video from a tracking camera. Max velocity was in the range of Mach 3 and apogee was at 304k feet. It is so cool to see that boost with a West Texas mountain in the background instead of blue water.