Blue Origin Launches Its First Astronaut Flight With Jeff Bezos And A Crew Of 3 Today

On Tuesday (July 20), Blue Origin will attempt the first ever crewed space flight as the company attempts to launch its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and a team of three to kickstart a space tourism program for those who have always wanted to fly into space. …

If all goes according to plan, the New Shepard rocket and capsule will hit the road in 11 minutes, launching and landing outside Van Horn, Texas at Blue Origin’s Launch Site One facilities. The rocket will deliver the spacecraft on a suborbital trajectory prior to separation, allowing the crew to descend in their capsule under parachutes to land on the ground. The start is scheduled for 9 am ET (13:00 GMT).

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