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Blue Origin's successful test launch

Smoke trails of the "New Shepard" (Source: Marfa Public Radio Facebook) Smoke trails of the "New Shepard" (Source: Marfa Public Radio Facebook)
VAN HORN, TX (KWES) -

Blue Origin, the commercial space company, completed another test launch this morning.

Smoke trails were seen as the "New Shepard", space craft, test launch lifted a few minutes before 10 a.m. today from their facility out of Van Horn.

Marfa Public Radio said, “About 10 to 15 minutes later a loud explosive boom was heard across the ranchland around the test facility.”

The craft's small crew capsule followed parachuting down, touching just before 10:30.   

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