But the company Blue Origin has found a way out of this situation.
New Shepard is created to launch, land and be reused.
For the first time Jeff Bezos' rocket company will send send its New Shepard rocket to its red line at the edge of space and then fire the escape motor on the capsule that will carry passengers. The spacecraft had a passenger aboard as well, albeit a non-living one: "Mannequin Skywalker" is a test dummy outfitted with sensors to relay information back to the Blue Origin science team.
A critical test was conducted and succeeded on several levels for Blue Origin at their Texas facility.
Wednesday's flight will be the ninth by a New Shepard rocket, and the third using Blue Origin's most recent model of the single-stage vehicle, which debuted in December and made its second launch and landing in April.
According to a representative of Blue Origin, the flight will take place in a capsule on Board which will be another 5 people.
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic also plans to start flying paying customers to space on suborbital flights.
Today's launch should be pretty routine for the space startup, but nothing is ever guaranteed when you're working with rockets. It is a safety measure to pull the crew/passenger capsule away from a failing booster. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 350,000 feet (106,680 meters), which was about five percent higher than previous New Shepard test flights. It was the eighth time the company successfully tested the system for future passenger flights.
The flight demonstration also included an experimental predictive platform from Purdue University and a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built system created to collect electromagnetic field measurements. The New Glenn could launch on its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral by the end of 2020.