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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule higher into space than it’s ever done before.
The company’s New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday on a test flight from West Texas. Once the booster separated, the capsule’s escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. That’s 74 miles or 119 kilometers.
It’s part of a safety system intended to save lives once space tourists and others climb aboard for
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