Blue Origin launch LIVE: The 4th manned mission of the New Shepard spacecraft has been successfully completed
Blue Origin launch LIVE: Amazon chief Jeff Bezos owned Blue Origin company's New Shepard spacecraft has successfully completed its mission. The list of astronauts on the NS-20 launch vehicle include: Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, Gary Lai, and Dr. George Nield.
The crew members have safely returned to Earth and out of the space vehicle
The Blue Origin space capsule makes a successful landing
The space capsule also makes its decent as the parachutes come out
New Shepard booster returns successfully to the ground after 8 minutes of launch
After a successful launch, the rocket has now separated from the speace vehicle
Just 2-minutes to the Blue Origin spacecraft launch
Check out the new Shepard Flight profile
The Blue Origin mission is back on track. The launch to take place in 5 minutes.
“Safety is the number one priority at Blue Origin and mission control will need the time to make all the checks to ensure it,” the host of the LiveStream said.
Meanwhile the delay has crossed the 45 minutes mark.
The Blue Origin launch has been delayed by 30 minutes
There is still no word on when the launch will finally take place. The company has said that the delay is to ensure the safety of the mission and all the crew members.
“Safety is not only our priority but a core value of the company,” says Andrew Lake, Director of system safety engineering.
The hold on launch has crossed 20 minutes.
The company claims that the delay is due to mission control ensuring the security of every component
The brief hold has been ongoing for 15 mins.
A brief hold on the mission but the spaceflight to launch as scheduled
Blue Origin: 10 minutes to launch
This is the fifth mission for the Blue Origin rocket
The company claims to put special emphasis on reusability to reduce environmental damage.
Know the crew members: Gary Lai
Gary Lai is an expert in space launch vehicle design and space system business development, with 23 years of experience in the industry. In 2004, Gary was one of the first 20 employees to join Blue Origin. He is Chief Architect, responsible for defining all next generation designs, upgrades, and new products for the New Shepard space tourism program.
Know the crew members: George Nield
Dr. George Nield is the president of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC, which he founded to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space activities. He previously served as associate administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation and was responsible for licensing and regulating all commercial launch activities.
The crew members have entered the New Shepard launch vehicle
Know the crew members: Jim Kitchen
Jim Kitchen is a teacher, entrepreneur, and world explorer who has visited all 193 U.N.-recognized countries.
Know the crew members: Marc Hagle
Marc Hagle is president and CEO of Tricor International, a residential and commercial property development corporation. Under his leadership, the company has developed and owned more than 17 million square feet of properties across the United States.
Know the crew members: Sharon Hagle
Sharon Hagle founded SpaceKids Global in 2015, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire students to excel in STEAM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education with a focus on empowering young girls.
Know the crew members: Marty Allen
An angel investor and a CEO of Party America, a retail chain, Marty Allen is an entrepreneur with decades of experience. Allen also mentors other CEOs through his board activities.
First look at the rocket for the New Shepard mission
45 Mins to launch: The crew members make their way toward the launch vehicle
Blue Origin is moving ahead of time for its 20th mission launch
According to the company, this will be the schedule for the launch today:
T-45 mins, crew travels on the road to space to the launch tower.
T-35 mins, astronauts ingress into the crew capsule.
T-24 mins, hatch closes.
T-10 mins, Terminal Count Ready Report and final “Go” poll.
An earlier footage shows the crew members entering the Astronaut Training Centre
The Live Stream begins
The YouTube LiveStream will begin in 10 mins
New Shepard crew members have reached the Astronaut Training Centre.
Crew members Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle will become the second married couple ever to travel to space
They will be the first married couple to travel to space in a commercial space vehicle.
Watch the Livestream on YouTube
The Livestream will begin at 6 PM IST.
2 Hours to go for the LiveStream, 3 hours for the New Shepard launch
In less than two hours from now, Blue Origin livestream will begin, giving us all the exciting updates for the 20th mission of New Shepard. And in about 2 hours and 50 minutes, the launch will take place.
Blue Origin space vehicle New Shepard is now on its pad
The official Blue Origin Twitter posted, “#NewShepard is on the pad for its 20th mission. Flight controllers are working through nominal check-outs in advance of today's launch. Before liftoff, meet the #NS20 crew as they prepare for their journey to space”.
At the moment, the mission is right on-track for its launch at 7PM.
This mission bring an emotional milestone for Gary Lai
Gary Lai was involved with the spacecraft building and designing, and today he gets to ride in his own creation.
Check out the crew of the Blue Origin's NS20 mission.
Check out the crew for this exciting new Blue Origin mission
Jeff Bezos led Blue Origin launch may coincide with a solar storm set to hit the Earth
The crewed spaceflight mission is set to launch the same day the Earth faces a strong geomagnetic storm. How can it affect the spacecraft? Find out here: https://tech.hindustantimes.com/tech/news/shocking-after-solar-storm-destroyed-elon-musk-s-satellites-now-jeff-bezos-challenges-space-weather-71648701450591.html