Blue Origin Schedules New Shepard Suborbital Test Flight for Wednesday Written 14 April 2021


Blue Origin's New Shepard | Credit: Blue Origin; NASA

Spaceflight Now reports that Blue Origin is planning to launch its New Shepard booster and crew capsule on a suborbital test flight at 11:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday. The launch will take off from Blue Origin’s “expansive desert launch site north of Van Horn, Texas.” Blue Origin said that the test flight is a “verification step for the vehicle and operations prior to flying astronauts.” Blue Origin “said its employees will perform ‘astronaut operational exercises’ before and after the test flight Wednesday.” 
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