Blue Origin Says Booster Rocket Failed During Uncrewed Mission

A rocket operated by Blue Origin LLC failed during an uncrewed space launch, ending the mission prematurely, the Jeff Bezos-backed space company said.

Roughly a minute after launching Monday morning from a Blue Origin facility in West Texas, the booster the company was using for the operation appeared to malfunction, according to video Blue Origin provided. The capsule carrying cargo separated from the booster and could later be seen landing under parachutes.