Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin launched and landed the fourteenth test flight of its New Shepard rocket booster and capsule, a system designed to carry people on short trips to the edge of space.
The mission did not have passengers on board, although the capsule on top of the rocket is designed to carry as many as six people for future flights. Known as NS-14, this mission also marked the first flight of a new rocket booster and an upgraded crew capsule. The rocket booster and capsule that flew Blue Origin’s NS-13 mission in October remains operational, with the company saying it is now dedicated to flying microgravity research payloads.
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  • Originally published January 14, 2021