Blue Origin's Goddard
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The low-profile Kent, Wash., start-up Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is getting $3.7 million from NASA for risk mitigation activities in the development of its "pusher launch escape system and for work on a composite crew module for structural testing. Seen here is Goddard, an early-stage vehicle in Blue Origin's New Shepard program. Goddard launched and landed in a brief test flight in November 2006, traveling as high as 285 feet.
February 6, 2010 11:00 AM PST
Photo by: Blue Origin
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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