Video: Amazon.com founder Bezos confirms November test launch of space tourism Blue Origin Goddard technology demonstrator

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Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos’s suborbital vehicle development company Blue Origin has released videos (below) and pictures of the first flight of its Goddard technology demonstrator, which took place on 13 November.

The Goddard is the first development vehicle in Blue Origin’s New Shepard programme. Launching from Blue Origin’s test site near Van Horn,Texas, the Goddard reached a maximum altitude of 285ft (87m).


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New Shepard will be the name of Bezos’s proposed manned suborbital vehicle for tourism.

According to the US Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental impact assessment, the New Shepard will be conical in shape like the Goddard, be 15m high, have a base diameter of 7m, use 54,400kg (119,000lb) of hydrogen peroxide and kerosene, and have a thrust capability of 230,000lb (1,000kN).