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Congress needs transparency on Blue Origin launch failure

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The failure of a Blue Origin rocket throughout an uncrewed launch this month has members of Congress urging for extra transparency of the FAA’s investigation into the accident.

One in every of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rockets was destroyed in a failed launch on Sept. 12 throughout whereas carrying an uncrewed capsule on the NS-23 science flight from the corporate’s West Texas launch website. An abort system separated the capsule from the doomed booster as designed, permitting it to parachute again to Earth. Blue Origin has not launched any particulars of the accident’s trigger nor has the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is investigating the failure. 

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