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Blue Origin launch LIVE: The 4th manned mission of the New Shepard spacecraft has been successfully completed

Blue Origin launch LIVE: Jeff Bezos led Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft has successfully completed its mission.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Mar 31 2022, 20:06 IST
Both the Blue Origin booster and the space capsule has successfully returned to the Earth. (Blue Origin)

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.

31 Mar 2022, 19:53 IST

The crew members have safely returned to Earth and out of the space vehicle

Blue Origin's 4th manned mission has completed successfully.
Blue Origin's 4th manned mission has completed successfully. (Blue Origin)
Blue Origin's 4th manned mission has completed successfully. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:42 IST

The Blue Origin space capsule makes a successful landing

Blue Origin space capsule successfully lands on Earth
Blue Origin space capsule successfully lands on Earth (Blue Origin)
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Blue Origin space capsule successfully lands on Earth (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:40 IST

The space capsule also makes its decent as the parachutes come out

The capsule in mid-descent
The capsule in mid-descent (Blue Origin)
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The capsule in mid-descent (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:38 IST

New Shepard booster returns successfully to the ground after 8 minutes of launch

Blue Origin rocket booster returns successfully to ground.
Blue Origin rocket booster returns successfully to ground. (Blue Origin )
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Blue Origin rocket booster returns successfully to ground. (Blue Origin )

31 Mar 2022, 19:34 IST

After a successful launch, the rocket has now separated from the speace vehicle

The rocket separates out from the space vehicle.
The rocket separates out from the space vehicle. (Blue Origin)
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The rocket separates out from the space vehicle. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:27 IST

Just 2-minutes to the Blue Origin spacecraft launch

Just two minutes to the launch of Blue Origin spacecraft
Just two minutes to the launch of Blue Origin spacecraft (Blue Origin)
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Just two minutes to the launch of Blue Origin spacecraft (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:23 IST

Check out the new Shepard Flight profile

The diagram explains the flight path of the Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
The diagram explains the flight path of the Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. (Blue Origin)
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The diagram explains the flight path of the Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 19:21 IST

The Blue Origin mission is back on track. The launch to take place in 5 minutes.

31 Mar 2022, 19:17 IST

“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.

31 Mar 2022, 19:02 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:54 IST

“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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:47 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:39 IST

A brief hold on the mission but the spaceflight to launch as scheduled

The launch mission has been slightly delayed.
The launch mission has been slightly delayed. (Blue Origin)
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The launch mission has been slightly delayed. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 18:31 IST

Blue Origin: 10 minutes to launch

“Don't forget to look out of the window,” says the mission commander to the crew members.
“Don't forget to look out of the window,” says the mission commander to the crew members. (Blue Origin)
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“Don't forget to look out of the window,” says the mission commander to the crew members. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 18:29 IST

This is the fifth mission for the Blue Origin rocket

The company claims to put special emphasis on reusability to reduce environmental damage.

31 Mar 2022, 18:16 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:15 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:13 IST

The crew members have entered the New Shepard launch vehicle

Crew members have seated in the Blue Origin launch vehicle.
Crew members have seated in the Blue Origin launch vehicle. (Blue Origin)
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Crew members have seated in the Blue Origin launch vehicle. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 18:12 IST

Know the crew members: Jim Kitchen

Jim Kitchen is a teacher, entrepreneur, and world explorer who has visited all 193 U.N.-recognized countries.

31 Mar 2022, 18:10 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:08 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:06 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 18:02 IST

First look at the rocket for the New Shepard mission

The crew members reach the Blue Origin rocket.
The crew members reach the Blue Origin rocket. (Blue Origin)
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The crew members reach the Blue Origin rocket. (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 17:58 IST

45 Mins to launch: The crew members make their way toward the launch vehicle

The crew members move towards the rocket for today's launch
The crew members move towards the rocket for today's launch (Blue Origin)
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The crew members move towards the rocket for today's launch (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 17:52 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 17:50 IST

An earlier footage shows the crew members entering the Astronaut Training Centre

Blue Origin Astronaut Training Center
Blue Origin Astronaut Training Center (Blue Origin)
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Blue Origin Astronaut Training Center (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 17:44 IST

The Live Stream begins

The Livestream begins
The Livestream begins (Blue Origin)
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The Livestream begins (Blue Origin)

31 Mar 2022, 17:30 IST

The YouTube LiveStream will begin in 10 mins

31 Mar 2022, 16:59 IST

New Shepard crew members have reached the Astronaut Training Centre.

31 Mar 2022, 16:51 IST

Crew members Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle will become the second married couple ever to travel to space

Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle
Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle (Blue Origin)
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Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle (Blue Origin)

They will be the first married couple to travel to space in a commercial space vehicle.

31 Mar 2022, 16:33 IST

Watch the Livestream on YouTube

The Livestream will begin at 6 PM IST.

31 Mar 2022, 15:56 IST

2 Hours to go for the LiveStream, 3 hours for the New Shepard launch

The Blue Origin rocket
The Blue Origin rocket (Blue Origin)
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The Blue Origin rocket (Blue Origin)

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.

31 Mar 2022, 15:49 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 15:39 IST

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.

31 Mar 2022, 15:36 IST

Check out the crew of the Blue Origin's NS20 mission.

The crew-members include Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, Gary Lai, and Dr. George Nield.
The crew-members include Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, Gary Lai, and Dr. George Nield. (Blue Origin)
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The crew-members include Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, Gary Lai, and Dr. George Nield. (Blue Origin)

Check out the crew for this exciting new Blue Origin mission

31 Mar 2022, 15:19 IST

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

First Published Date: 31 Mar, 15:19 IST
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