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Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Blue Origin Exploded A Minute After Lift-Off

Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin exploded a minute after lift-off. Accordingly, the Blue Origin rocket crashed back to Earth after lift-off. 

This was the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos’ space travel company. However, the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety.

There was no one aboard the Blue Origin flight. And, they used the same kind of rocket as the one that sends paying customers to the edge of space. 

Jeff Bezos Blue Origin Exploded After Liftoff 

Jeff Bezos’ rocket came crashing down, with no injuries or damage reported, according to  the FAA. It is in charge of public safety during commercial space launches and landings.

Accordingly, an image by Blue Origin shows a capsule containing science experiments after a launch failure showing no injury. Also, Blue Origin’s launch commentary went silent when the capsule catapulted off the rocket. 

Then, it eventually announced: “It appears we’ve experienced an anomaly with today’s flight. This wasn’t planned.”

On the other hand, Kent, a Washington’s company tweeted an hour later the crashing down of a rocket. It said: 

“Booster failure on today’s uncrewed flight. Escape system performed as designed.” 

Now, the rockets are waiting for the next launch and are pending the outcome of an investigation. According to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

About Blue Origin Space Flights

Blue Origin showed a capsule containing science experiments parachuting onto the desert floor after a launch failure. Accordingly, it was the 23rd flight for the New Shepard program. It has the name after the first American in space, Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard. 

Also, it was the ninth flight for this particular rocket-capsule pair. They dedicated it for flying experiments. However, the mishap occurred as the rocket was travelling nearly 1,126 km/h. And, at an altitude of about 8,500 metres. 

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