Video of Blue Origin’s Goddard sub-orbital spacecraft

5 01 2007

Blue Origin - Goddard spacecraft launchThe Blue Origin spacecraft has been unmasked. You just have to see the video of Blue Origin’s Goddard spacecraft taking off. Blue Origin is Jeff Bezos’ (yes, that Bezos) sub-orbital spaceflight company. The Goddard (named for Robert Goddard – father of modern rocketry) is the first step in the New Shepard program. The New Shepard will be controlled completely by on-board computers, without ground control. Unmanned test flights began in November 2006. Once passenger flights begin, the company expects up to 52 launches a year.




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