Blue Origin flight fails due to an ‘anomaly’ and causes an emergency escape from its capsule

The Blue Origin mission was unmanned during its flight.

Flight NS-23 of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company suffered an anomaly this Monday, causing an emergency move to safeguard its cargo.

The flight began to fail after 64 since its launch in Texas, United States. Fortunately, there were no crew members in the capsule.

What happened to flight NS-23?

The Blue Origin company stated through its Twitter account that “we are responding to an issue this morning at our Launch Site One location in West Texas.”

“This was a payload mission with no astronauts on board. The capsule’s exhaust system worked as designed.

Due to the emergency, the capsule detached from the rocket 8 kilometers above the ground, returning with great speed to the surface. Thanks to his parachutes, he was able to land safely.

“It appears that we have experienced an anomaly with today’s flight,” says the commentator during the live broadcast. “This was not planned and we don’t have details yet. But our crew capsule was able to escape successfully, we will follow its progress until landing.”

There would be no risks for anyone

Despite the riskiness of the move, the act would not have had any injuries if the capsule had had a crew.

Blue Origin is the spaceflight company founded by Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos that most recently took a group of people to the edge of space in June, marking its fifth manned mission.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will oversee the investigation into today’s mission failure to grant new flight permits to the company.