History Made In Texas As Bezos’ Blue Origin ‘New Shepard’ Crew Takes Spaceflight

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July 20, 2021 astatine 10:25 am

VAN HORN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket blasted disconnected from Van Horn, Texas connected the 52nd day of the Apollo 11 satellite landing.

Jeff Bezos, the laminitis of Amazon and Blue Origin, his member and the oldest and youngest travelers into abstraction each relished the 10+ infinitesimal out-of-this-world adventure.

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There had been much than a twelve unmanned trial flights, but today’s motorboat of Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft was the archetypal to transportation passengers. The recycled rocket and capsule that carried the unit connected Tuesday was the aforesaid ones utilized connected the past 2 trial flights.

(credit: blueorigin.com)

Seconds earlier the rocket blasted into abstraction the connection from ngo power was, “It’s clip for Blue Origin’s archetypal quality flight. Godspeed archetypal unit of New Shephard. Let’s airy this candle!”

After liftoff from the motorboat tract successful Van Horn, Texas the rocket climbed up immoderate 66 miles miles supra the Earth. It took 110,000 pounds of thrust to propel the rocket done Earth’s atmosphere. The unit connected committee experienced unit 3x’s the unit of Earth’s gravity.

The capsule has conscionable reached apogee. Our unit is present experiencing life-changing views of Earth from supra the Kármán Line. #NSFirstHumanFlight

— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) July 20, 2021

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It was erstwhile the capsule separated from the main motor that Jeff Bezos, 57, his member Mark, 53, and crewmates, aviation pioneer from Texas 82-year-old Wally Funk and 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen, experienced about 3 minutes of weightlessness and took successful views of the bluish marble retired of the largest windows ever built into a abstraction capsule.

After the capsule carrying the passengers reached apogee — the highest constituent successful the formation — and the portion velocity slowed to zero miles an hour, the controlled descent began. New Shephard reached Earth earlier the capsule. Parachutes brought the velocity of the capsule down to 16 mph and seconds earlier landing retrograde rockets kicked connected and made for a cushy landing for the crew.

Capsule, touchdown! Welcome location to #NewShepard’s archetypal astronaut crew. A genuinely historical day. #NSFirstHumanFlight

— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) July 20, 2021

After each returned to Earth safely, Blue Origin tweeted, “Congratulations to each of Team Blue past and contiguous connected reaching this historical infinitesimal successful spaceflight history. This archetypal astronaut unit wrote themselves into the past books of space, opening the doorway done which galore aft volition pass.”

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Minutes aft touchdown members of the Blue Origin betterment unit converged connected the capsule, opened the hatch, and assistance the New Shepard squad exit. Minus the accepted formation suits, each 4 emerged joyously.

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