WATCH: Blue Origin’s rocket fires escape system after failure in booster during launch

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with projects from some Central Florida students on board did not go as planned Monday.

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The capsule fired its launch abort system after a failure in its booster.


Thankfully no crew was on board, but the capsule carried projects by six NeoCity Academy students in Osceola County.

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Their three-minute experiment was meant to test the effects of gravity on ultrasonic waves.

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Crews said they are responding to the issue and more information will soon be available.

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