Bezos Rocket Crashes After Liftoff—Only Experiments Aboard

From an AP story by Marcia Dunn headlined “Bezos rocket crashes after liftoff, only experiments aboard”:

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — A rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after liftoff Monday in the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, but the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety.

No one was aboard the Blue Origin flight, which used the same kind of rocket as the one that sends paying customers to the edge of space. The rockets are now grounded pending the outcome of an investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration said.