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Mission successful: Blue Origin rocket tests emergency capsule separation

The rocket company Blue Origin pulled off what appeared to be a flawless two-part launch test in west Texas on Wednesday. Not long after the startup's New Shephard rocket lifted off, the company carried out a planned emergency separation of its crew capsule. Boosted on a plume of fire produced by a solid rocket motor, the capsule successfully launched away from the rocket, and then descended safely back down to Earth under three large parachutes.
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