Skip to comments.Blue Origin to Launch Test Flight of Its New Shepard Spacecraft Today! How to Watch
Posted on 05/02/2019 7:01:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle will launch on its 11th test flight this morning (May 2), and you can watch the spaceflight action live.
The reusable rocket-capsule combo is scheduled to lift off from Blue Origin's West Texas testing ground at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT; 8:30 a.m. local Texas time). The uncrewed flight will carry 38 microgravity research payloads to suborbital space and back, company representatives announced via Twitter Wednesday
You can watch live here at Space.com, courtesy of Blue Origin, or directly via the company's website.
New Shepard is designed to carry paying customers, offering them great views of Earth against the blackness of space and a few minutes of weightlessness (for a price that remains unknown; Blue Origin has not divulged how much a seat will cost). The first crewed flights of the vehicle could come as early as this year, Blue Origin representatives have said.
But New Shepard will also serve scientific purposes, carrying payloads up and back for researchers.
Those studies are just the latest NASA experiments to fly on New Shepard. On the vehicle's recent NS-10 test flight, which lifted off in January, toted multiple experiments for the space agency.
That mission lasted 10 minutes and 15 seconds and reached a maximum altitude of 66 miles (107 kilometers), Blue Origin officials said at the time.
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