14 Jan

LaunchTime! New Shepard NS-14 Will Take a look at Astronaut Experience Updates

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Model Skywalker Returns!

Blue Origin’s up coming New Shepard flight is concentrating on a liftoff for Thursday early morning, January 14, at 0945CT from Launch Web site Just one in West Texas. Mission NS-14 is the 14th flight for the New Shepard application.

For this mission, the crew capsule will be outfitted with updates for the astronaut experience as the system nears human area flight. The upgrades involve improvements to environmental capabilities these types of as acoustics and temperature regulation inside of the capsule, crew exhibit panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at every single seat. The mission will also exam a range of astronaut conversation and security alert methods. The capsule will be outfitted with six seats, together with a single occupied by Model Skywalker. 

Also within the capsule, Blue Origin’s nonprofit Club for the Potential will fly much more than 50,000 postcards to place and again from students about the globe. A variety of postcards will fly in Mannequin Skywalker’s pockets. This is the 3rd batch of Club for the Future postcards flown to house.

All mission crew supporting this launch are doing exercises stringent social distancing and protection actions to mitigate COVID-19 challenges to staff, shoppers, and encompassing communities.  

Start protection begins at T-30 minutes on.

FMI: www.BlueOrigin.com

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