Blue Origin Confirms Vehicles for Tuesday’s Crewed Mission Are Ready for Launch Written 19 July 2021


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Forbes reports that on Sunday, Blue Origin “announced that everything looks set and ready to go for its first human spaceflight, which will launch” company founder Jeff Bezos “and three others over 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface before their safe return.” The mission is scheduled to launch Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Chief engineer Chris Jaeger said, “The vehicles are ready to fly.” He added that the New Shepard rocket and the RSS First Step capsule have been checked since their last test flights, and “there are no engineering or technical issues” with the vehicles.
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