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April 4, 2016
Pushing the Envelope (flight 3)
Video above: 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. Video Credit: Blue Origin.
Image above: The reusable New Shepard space vehicle ascends through clear skies to an apogee of 339,138 feet (flight 2). Image Credit: Blue Origin.
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