All posts by Zand Space

Opening Space

The human need to explore is deep within all of us. From the expeditions of our ancestors to modern-day adventures, we live in a unique time in which we can pioneer new horizons. At Blue Origin, we believe now is the time to open the promise of space to all. Because Earth—in all its beauty—is just our starting point.

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Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.

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