Watch the rocket explode in the middle of the flight from Blue Origins

Watch the rocket explode in the middle of the flight from Blue Origins ...

On Monday, September 12, Blue Origin experienced a rare mid-flight rocket failure, but no one was hurt by falling debris.

The sub-orbital New Shepard rocket, which has successfully carried six crewed and 17 uncrewed flights to the edge of space since 2015, appeared to be climbing normally, removing Blue Origins'' launch facility in West Texas.

Just 65 seconds after the mission, a massive flame suddenly bursts from the rocket''s base. About a second later, the vehicle was engulfed by a massive explosion.

The crew capsules emergency escape system was activated as expected in such a situation, propelling the capsule away at an all-time high.

The livestream of Blue Origins was halted for about 45 seconds as the capsule arose to earth.

It appears as though today''s flight was experiencing an anomaly, according to an official. This wasn''t planned, and we haven''t yet had any details yet, but our crew capsule was able to escape safely. Well follow its progress through landing.

The capsule was completely loaded with parachutes, which were then lifted down in the West Texas desert five minutes later.

The crew is now investigating what sparked the first midair malfunction in 23 flights for the New Shepards.

The launch of the Mondays flight, which was carrying 36 science payloads, was postponed for an hour, although Blue Origin hasn''t explained why.

As part of a fledgling space tourism program, Blue Origin has used its New Shepard rocket to send paying passengers to the edge of space. According to Jeff Bezos, the owner of Blue Origin and Amazon, was one of four people to take the first crewed flight to 62 miles above Earth in July 2021.

It''s too early to say how future Blue Origin flights will be affected by today''s tragedy. However, the company will be pleased to have seen the capsules emergency escape system being deployed as intended, with the safety mechanisms being successful also giving reassurance to anyone looking for a New Shepard flight in the near future.