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Blue Origin missile crashed

Blue Origin missile crashed

The New Shepard experimental suborbital spacecraft, developed by Blue Origin, headed by Jeff Bezos, went out of control and was lost during a test flight last week. The spacecraft crashed at an altitude of 13.7 kilometers and moving at a speed exceeding the speed of sound 1.2 times.

“The flight instability led to a change in the trajectory angle, which caused the safety system of the spacecraft to turn off its engines. This was a big blow to all of us, but we intend to firmly continue the work we started,” writes Jeff Bezos, one of Founders of - "We have already begun work on the creation of a new spacecraft of the next generation."

“The exact nature and cause of the failure is still unclear, but the remnants of the spacecraft can serve to identify these causes by the company’s researchers,” the Wall Street Journal reported. - "Parts and fragments of the spacecraft have already been assembled on the ground and are being analyzed by Blue Origin experts."

Blue Origin is one of the few aerospace firms that received funding from NASA to develop commercial spacecraft capable of carrying people. Blue Origin is working on the New Shepard suborbital spacecraft, which is a reusable capsule taking off and landing in an upright position. The New Shepard spacecraft is designed for use in space tourism and research flights. In the cabin of the ship can fit three people.

NASA’s first contract with Blue Origin was worth 3.7 million dollars, within which the company had to develop and produce prototypes of a spacecraft capsule for the crew and an emergency rescue system. Earlier this year, Blue Origin received a new contract, the amount of 22 million dollars, in which it was required to create a reusable launcher for the developed spacecraft.

Taking into account all the above, it is unclear whether NASA has anything to do with the launch. Agency officials do not yet give any information over the phone and do not respond to emails.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 7 September 2011 10: 40 New
    Gravitsapa is not enough for him, and so a good fire extinguisher wink
    1. Igor Vladimirovich
      Igor Vladimirovich 7 September 2011 10: 57 New
      interesting, but did they come up with chatlana or ptsaki? belay
      1. figwam
        figwam 7 September 2011 13: 42 New
        I think only patsaks fly in such a tank wink
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 7 September 2011 20: 46 New
          And stalls at the word JAPANESE
    2. zczczc
      zczczc 8 September 2011 02: 11 New
      Yes, I thought the same thing - a fire extinguisher.
  2. raf
    raf 7 September 2011 10: 44 New
    Is it a rocket? For me, this is a boiler for heating water! Such, so to speak, the rocket was launched in the program "Mythbusters" on TV3.
  3. Sanzyro
    Sanzyro 7 September 2011 11: 03 New
    Flying member ... Chess word!
    1. raf
      raf 7 September 2011 11: 54 New
      And the eggs must have flown off at the start!
  4. Foamas
    Foamas 7 September 2011 11: 11 New
    Of course, the design is far from creative, but it’s pretty and starts almost from an unarmed site.
    1. Sanzyro
      Sanzyro 7 September 2011 11: 16 New
      Well yes! Let's paint it in pink, we will cover it with fur, we will stick Swarovski crystals and there will be a SIMPULOULE ...
      1. Foamas
        Foamas 7 September 2011 11: 24 New
        Well, it’s not necessary that the creative is immediately glamorous, it would be nice to just lengthen a little.
        1. Sanzyro
          Sanzyro 7 September 2011 11: 38 New
          Thicken and bend!
  5. Cvetluy
    Cvetluy 7 September 2011 11: 25 New
  6. hellbringer
    hellbringer 7 September 2011 11: 52 New
    I support the "thicken and bend" you can still add two spherical containers from the concave side, so that the design is completely.
    1. Foamas
      Foamas 7 September 2011 12: 15 New
      The proposed tuning may adversely affect the aerodynamic characteristics of the unit (may not take off at all).
      1. Sanzyro
        Sanzyro 7 September 2011 12: 28 New
        But, if it takes off ?? This will be a breakthrough in aerospace technology !!! The USSR - the first to launch the satellite, then the man, and the west to launch the first - ... - well, in general, it will launch!
      2. oper66
        oper66 8 September 2011 18: 48 New
        but a good unit will stand well
  7. 916-th
    916-th 7 September 2011 14: 53 New
    I’ll die laughing from you, you’re our humorous ones! I have not read such witty comments for a long time! Truth and reason amers planted on a sight for sore eyes.

    Quote: "The instability of the flight led to a change in the angle of the trajectory ..." Well, he would have been stable in such an eld. Almost like in a joke about Vasily Ivanovich and Petka:
    - Petka, what was cut off on the math exam?
    - Yes, I could not write the equation of the quadratic trinomial, Vasil Ivanovich!
    - Yeah, Petka ... I’m not just writing it, but I can’t even imagine it!
  8. The Crimean
    The Crimean 7 September 2011 16: 19 New
    the pendos also have a strong loot washed. almost 40 lyamas for some kind of kirosinka.
    1. Sanzyro
      Sanzyro 7 September 2011 16: 44 New
      And then! NASA is generally a devourer of finance. Yes, and what is SDI ... Their generals also like to cut budget funds. Dollar massacre is an international occupation! Not so impudent, of course, as we have ... But they also sip slowly! repeat
    2. AleksUkr
      AleksUkr 7 September 2011 16: 58 New
      They learn quickly from us. Worthy students.
  9. dobry-ork
    dobry-ork 7 September 2011 17: 02 New
    Yes, probably at the design stage, the designers took inspiration from Kin-Dza-Dza.
  10. Max79
    Max79 7 September 2011 20: 32 New
    Americans love some non-standard forms of aircraft, missiles, etc.
    "Kin-dza-dza" to help them lol
  11. den34rus
    den34rus 7 September 2011 21: 15 New
    better than unions did not invent anything