The Blue Origin team worked hard and smart to pull off this first test of our suborbital Crew Capsule escape system. Please enjoy the photos and video. Gradatim Ferociter!
22 October 2012
Blue Origin’s pusher escape system rockets the Crew Capsule away from the launch pad, demonstrating a key safety system for both suborbital and orbital flights.
The New Shepard Crew Capsule escaped to an altitude of 2,307 feet before deploying parachutes for a safe return.
With touchdown 1,630 feet from the launch pad, Blue Origin completed a successful test of its Crew Capsule escape system.
Pad Escape video