Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200000 for a flight to space

Amazon creator Jeff Bezos has launched his New Shepherd rocket higher than previously

The goal: to test the altitude escape motor, the motor that would engage if astronauts needed to make a fast getaway due to some unforeseen circumstances in space.

Dubbed Mission 9, the flight test aimed to evaluate the performance of Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard system in yet another extreme scenario, by simulating an emergency escape situation in which the crew capsule had to perform "a high-altitude escape motor test - pushing the rocket to its limits", the company announced on Twitter on July 17. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before.

Blue Origin has now tested its powerful escape system at low, mid level and high altitudes, building confidence the spacecraft and its eventual passengers can, in fact, survive a catastrophic in-fight booster failure.

"It's an important step in our march in flying humans into space", Ariane Cornell, the Blue Origin launch broadcaster, said prior to the launch.

The company hopes to begin flying humans to space soon, starting with its own employees followed by paying customers. It was the ninth test flight and lasted 11 minutes.

Sir Richard Branson founder of Virgin Galactic with his Spaceship Two and White Knight Two carrier aircraft
Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on suborbital launch Wednesday

The design of New Shepard will enable to fly six passengers more than 62 miles beyond the Earth into suborbital space.

By the seventh test, the campaign featured a new next-generation booster - powered by its BE-3 engine - and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0, a spacecraft that featured real windows, measuring 2.4 x 3.6 feet. Although it did not have any flight passengers yet, two of the flights have included "Mannequin Skywalker", its test dummy.

While this test was unmanned, the reusable rocket is created to deliver payloads - and potentially tourists - to sub-orbital space.

Blue Origin continue to take 2020 for the maiden flight of the New Glenn rocket, which like its smaller sister New Shepard, will include a booster that will return for reuse. The test is scheduled to begin at 10 am EDT (14:00 UTC) at the company's West Texas launch site.

This launch was the ninth for the New Shepard program, and the third for this particular combination of crew capsule and propulsion module.

Like SpaceX's Falcon rockets, New Shepard is created to launch, land and be reused.

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