Blue Origin capsule blasts away from booster after anomaly during launch

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket experienced an anomaly a little over a minute after an uncrewed launch from the company’s West Texas site on Sept. 12, 2022. The capsule can be seen blasting away from the booster after its crew escape system was engaged. Full Story:

It carried 36 education-focused experiments, including 24 payloads from “K-12 schools, universities and STEM-focused organizations,” according to Blue Origin.

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  1. I love how the zero-g thing starts blinking right when the capsule abort rockets fire

    "so that was a fucking lie"

  2. 5:48 who does she think she's kidding. There was no firing of retro's, that's the dirt kicked up on impact with the ground. Watch in slo-mo. There is no dust kicked up before it hits the ground. I don't think the escape system worked the way it was supposed to either. 1:19 look at the angle to the left then to the right nearly tumbling and see the inconsistancy of the flame and smoke from the escape rockets.

  3. Did they remember to give the rocket it's little blue pills to be sure it "got up"? I guess not. Tsk, tsk Jeffrey, how could you forget that?? πŸ€”

  4. Please tell me Lazyos was on the flight and that there were no survivors. And from now on Jeffy-boy leave the rocketing to real men like Elon. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. There was no retro thrust system indication. It smacked down hard. Way to spin the truth. The masses will believe anything they’re told.

  6. Great emergency safety recovery real life test. This is what it’s all about. Rockets will fail, but having the safety features in place is what makes them viable

  7. Hmm. That thing swung around pretty violently. The landing looked hard too. I would love to know what kind of G forces would have been experience had a crew been on board.

  8. Can someone why it seemed to hit so hard when it landed? Hopefully if they get crewed and God forbid this happens it can be a better contact.

  9. The retro-thrust system did NOT work – that cloud of dust was the capsule hitting the desert ground- HARD!

  10. Hahahah wishes do come true i was hoping this woudl fail lol give up do something diffrent.
    Im not a rocket engneer I knew this woud fail lol
    and was hoping it would as well

  11. Professional, transparent, and big hand 🀚 to Origin . Other s would cut the feed . We got your back πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

  12. What an incredible event. If anything, this gives me more confidence in Blue Origin. Perfect execution following an anomaly. These are machines, and machines break. But, safety system worked like a champ. I’m sorry there was an anomaly but congratulations on designing an awesome escape system.

  13. That capsule landed so hard, I'm not sure anyone inside would have survived. But hey at least the abort systems proved to function and they saved their expensive hardware!

  14. The crew would have been saved from the booster failure but the g force from the capsule accelerating & decelerating would have been bone crushing.