Blue Origin Launches, Lands Rocket

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast. (The feet measurement for apogee in the video is correct. The kilometer measurement should read 103.38 km rather than 103.8 km.)

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