Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.

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+6 1. Wotty1 commented 8 years ago

Absolutely amazing.
Control, accuracy..
I am gobsmacked.
Well done guys
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-8 2. braveheart2052 commented 8 years ago

yes amazing your tax dollars at work for what ! cure cancer now your talking amazing .! we owe china our balls but we got money for this! :S :S :S :S :S :S
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+3 3. Pyranthos commented 8 years ago

#2 yes yes, everyone else's goals should be the same, god forbid we use it to progress in a way that can open us up to options, be it a new place to live, new source of resources, knowledge, etc.

Wouldn't that be amusing, everyone on earth dropping everything till cancer was cured, esp if the cure could only be found on venus or some shit.

I will agree though, that goals like curing cancer do deserve more funding than they seemingly get. Sry, wasn't tryin to downplay the importance of it, just saying there's lots of important things to R&D, be it tech, bio, geo, or w/e
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+4 4. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago

#2 It's privately funded.
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+1 5. drsilver commented 8 years ago

Why wouldn't they use a parachute to slow it, then ignite rockets to slow the remaining amount?
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0 6. buckleg08 commented 1 year ago

its a flying...:P
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+1 7. smi commented 1 year ago

No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.