Jeff Bezos ’spaceflight team Blue Origin will release six people to the final finale on Thursday morning (March 31), and you can watch the action live.
The Blue Origin Shepard Hou The car will begin departing from the company’s Launch Site One in West Texas on Friday at 9:30 am EDT (1330 GMT; 8:30 am local time in Texas). See it live on Space.com, courtesy of Blue Origin, or directly through the companystarting at 8:20 am EDT (1220 GMT).
The mission is known as the NS-20, as it was the 20th spaceflight of a New Shepard aircraft. But that was only the fourth flight of a man Blue Teacherafter three New Shepard cruises in 2021.
Select: Check out the 6 aircraft on Blue Origin’s NS-20 mission
Five retailers flew into the air on Friday. Marty Allen was a businessman; Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle; teacher and staff of Jim Kitchen; and George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC. Nield has a long history at the airport, previously serving as an executive director for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation and director of the Flight Integration Office for NASA. plane project.
The five will be joined by longtime Blue Origin employee Gary Lai, chief designer of the New Shepard car. Lai took the seat of “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, who and back following the release of the NS-20 launch date from March 23 to Tuesday (March 29).
Tuesday is the target, but high winds are forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 30) to return to a return date on Friday.
Davidson’s initial introduction continued the style established by Blue Origin on its first three tours, which flew celebrities (perhaps to help boost public interest and publicity). media). Bezos and aviation pioneer Wally Funk flew over the team first missionin July 2021. “Star Trek” star William Shatner flew in October, and NFL Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan were at the December New Shepard mission.
The New Shepard has a rocket and a capsule, both of which can be reused. New Shepard riders receive three to four minutes of weightlessness per suborbital mission, lasting about 11 minutes from pregnancy to capsule -assisted stroke. .
Mike Wall is the author of “Outside“(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; edited by Karl Tate), a book about exploring alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or at Facebook.