Explained: What is New Shephard, the rocket system built by Blue Origin?

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News: New Shephard, a rocket system has successfully completed its seventh test launch after it took off from a test facility in Texas,US.

 

Facts:

  • New Shephard: It is a rocket system meant to offer flights to space over 100 km above the Earth and accommodation for payloads.
    • Essentially, it has been designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line – the internationally recognised boundary of space.
  • Built by: The system is built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s space company called Blue Origin.