Blue Origin postpones New Shepard’s launch to Wednesday due to bad weather
The trial run of suborbital spacecraft New Shepard has been postponed for Wednesday due to bad weather, said Blue Origin.
Here is an official announcement on the change of its launch date:
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) October 3, 2016
This suborbital spacecraft was scheduled to complete its in-flight test from Blue Origin’s West Texas site, said officials here.
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) September 29, 2016
The event was originally planned to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the USSR’s Sputnik launch, that gave a thrust to man’s endeavors in the space, reported Geek Wire.
The aim of the trial run was to study the spacecraft system en route, said sources adding that it wanted to ensure that life of the astronauts are safe in a real-life situation during launch time.
Blue Origin’s mission was to transport people to space by 2017. It wanted to extend the facilities to those who are ready to pay for travel by 2018.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 12, 2016
But, the company is yet to come up with an announcement on the fare of the space trip.
Here is a video on the New Shepard Capsule Escape Animation
Billionaire Jeff Bezos, one of the founders of Amazon is the owner of the dream project. The New Shepard is envisioned as a reusable set of a rocket and a capsule. The initial test requires its capsule to fire the escape motor of the spacecraft for about two seconds at an height of 16,000 feet after craft’s launch.
The test will look into analyse how the crew will be safe in an an emergency situation during the launch of the rocket, added officials.