Blue Origin, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's commercial spaceflight company, will test its "crew escape" system during the next launch of its New Shepard rocket on October 4 at 10:50 a.m. (EST), which will be live-streamed on its site. "A solid rocket motor fires for two seconds, quickly separating the crew capsule away from the booster," says the narrator in a video describing the procedure, reports Space.com. "Once away, the capsule enters a standard descent profile, deploying drogue and main parachutes before coasting down to a landing."
Below is the New Shepard capsule containing its in-flight escape motor:
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