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. Engineers 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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2 thoughts on “Pushing the Envelope

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    Well done. We are making progress.

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