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Blue Origin launches New Shepard on latest test flight
Posted: Sat, May 4, 2019, 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
New Shepard launch on NS-11 flight (Blue Origin) Blue Origin performed another successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Thursday. The vehicle, carrying 38 microgravity research payloads, lifted off from the company's West Texas site at 9:32 am EDT (1332 GMT). The crew capsule landed 10 minutes later after achieving a peak altitude of nearly 106 kilometers. The company confirmed previous statements that it still plans to start flying people later this year, and that the capsule designed for crewed flights is "in the barn" at its Texas test site.
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