FAA Grounds Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket Pending Investigation of Aborted Launch Written 14 September 2022


New Shepard on the launch pad. | Blue Origin–©

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the FAA has grounded the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket pending an investigation to “determine whether any system, process, or procedure related to the mishap affected public safety” after the New Shepard suffered a launch mishap about a minute after liftoff. The FAA wrote, “The anomaly that occurred triggered the capsule escape system. The capsule landed safely and the booster impacted within the designated hazard area. No injuries or public property damage have been reported.” 
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