At 1135 GMT the Blue Origin conducted another unmanned suborbital launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle/carrier spacecraft (Mark II) with an unofficial altitude achieved of 105.6 km above the Van Horn launch site in Texas. The launch is counted by Seradata as a spaceflight as it breaches the Karman line of 100 km. The payload consisted of 38 experimental payloads for NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, Arizona State University and from a high school in Huntsville, Alabama. The return capsule landed safely by parachute ten minutes after launch. The launch vehicle/spacecraft combination is expected to make human carrying flights later this year.
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