An uncrewed Blue Origin mission got here to an abrupt finish when the capsule’s emergency escape system was triggered by a failure on its booster rocket.
The capsule was carrying a payload of analysis objects and returned to Earth, although the New Shepherd rocket “impacted the bottom” based on the corporate.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses industrial spaceflight within the US, mentioned it could be investigating Monday’s incident.
“Earlier than the New Shepard car can return to flight, the FAA will decide whether or not any system, course of or process associated to the mishap affected public security. That is commonplace apply for all mishap investigations,” its assertion learn.