Blue Origin rocket experiences booster failure during uncrewed launch

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An uncrewed New Shepard rocket launched by Blue Origin experienced a booster failure on Monday, which caused the rocket booster to crash.

The launch was scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Monday Central Daylight Time from the company’s Launch Site One location in West Texas, according to Blue Origin.

It was a payload mission with no astronauts on board.

“During today’s flight, the capsule escape system successfully separated the capsule from the booster. The booster impacted the ground,” Blue Origin tweeted.

“There are no reported injuries; all personnel have been accounted for,” said the company.

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