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Blue Origin’s New Shepard ready to go with Jeff Bezos on board

Source: From the Blue Origin pre-launch briefing on 18 July 2021

Paris, 19 July 2021. – Blue Origin New Shepard’s first human flight mission is ready to lift off tomorrow, with its founder and owner Jeff Bezos on board, the company said.

“New Shepard is go for launch, “ Blue Origin said. “On July 20, Blue Origin will fly its 16th New Shepard flight to space, and its first with astronauts on board.”

The 20 July is the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

It has looked at all the vehicle systems, including hardware, software, procedures and launch crew readiness, Blue Origin said. “New Shepard is ready to fly.”

Blue Origin’s Launch Site One is in a remote location in the West Texas desert and there are no on-site public viewing areas in the vicinity of the launch site, the company said.

Blue Origin will broadcast the event on its website www.blueorigin.com.

 

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