Author Topic: LIVE: 6th New Shepard Dev Flight (In-flight Escape Test) - Oct. 5, 2016  (Read 64685 times)

Offline Rocket Science

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A little unstable at sep but all went fine. Congrats on a great fight! 8)
Thanks for informative article Chris G! :)
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That was great! One post each of congrats - per tradition. I think this test deserves that SpaceX treatment. Many thanks to the coverage folk, not least Steven.
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What fun!

Wish they would stop by at the various science education centers/museums (like here) on the way back to Kent.

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Good job New Shepard and Blue Origin!
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Really surprised the booster appears to not be standing up straight. Amazing flight.

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Congrats BO!  So wonderful watching history being made in front of our eyes!
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End of webcast.

Congratulations to Blue Origin for the fantastically successful in-flight abort test!
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Offline Borklund

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Huge congratulations to the team at Blue Origin! I am so hyped for the next few year of spaceflight  :D

Offline TrevorMonty

Nice to have booster back to mount capsule on for display.

Sounds like that's it till next year when crew version capsule and booster 3 starts flight tests.

Offline baldusi

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Congratulations to Blue for this double success.
Tidbit: they had to throttle down the booster after separation because without the mass of the capsule the rocket would have overshoot its apogee.

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Booster got a bit sooty (or crispy - can't tell) but did the job.

Congrats, Blue!!!  Nothing like the free enterprise system to push the boundaries.

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Amazing flight and congratulations to the Blue team all around!  That booster is one heck of a trooper- should make a worthy display piece in the future!

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Very impressive and very fun to follow! Didn't expect the booster to survive the abort, let alone land the thing; Marvelous!

Congrats Blue!

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Congrats to the team, that looked smooth, safe and professional. Happy to see that booster survived the separation and was able to land intact.

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Did the capsule retros actually fire before the landing? I didn't see anything. Did it just hit the ground at 14 mph?

The dust kicked up on landing is from the retros.

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That was impressive.  I haven't followed Blue Origin much (just not as "sexy" as SpaceX), but wow.  Abort test at MaxQ, smooth ride for future passengers, sporty but precise booster landing.  Can't do rockets much better than that.

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 Nicely done Blue Origin

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Beautiful test, but was the capsule supposed to tumble right after the escape maneuver?

       I imagine that it would have been a might uncomfortable on the escape side, but certainly survivable.
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The circular fin did it's job. Congrats on the booster recovery after inflight abort to Blue Origin.

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Congrats, Blue Origin.

Glad to see that both the booster and capsule will get a museum retirement.

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