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Surprise! On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Blue Origin, founded by Amazon billionaire founder Jeff Bezos took to the West Texas skies with the first test flight of their developmental suborbital New Shepard spacecraft.

The “Propulsion Module” serial number 1 (PM-1) which is what they call the booster, jumped off their Texas proving grounds launch pad, located roughly 65 miles west of Pecos TX and soared to an altitude of 307,000 ft. (93,573 m) or 58 mi. (93 km). Though that falls short of the 62 mi. (100 km) boundary of space the flight as a test was a success. According to a statement from Bezos, the crew module separation from the propulsion module worked perfectly before parachuting back to Earth but the booster could not be recovered as designed this time.

Bezos also stated that Blue Origin has already begun work on…

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