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Entertainment Jeff Bezos Space Flight: How to Stream Tuesday's Launch

01:49  20 july  2021
01:49  20 july  2021 Source:   thewrap.com

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But Bezos ' flight , and the technology his company developed to get him there, is far different than Branson' s . Blue Origin' s New Shepard is a small, suborbital rocket that takes off vertically from a launch pad, giving a shorter yet higher-speed experience than the aerial- launched space plane created by What New Shepard will do on Tuesday will more closely resemble what Richard Branson — the other, other space billionaire — is planning to do with his company, Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic is also planning to launch wealthy tourists to suborbital space , though it developed a much different vehicle

What time is Jeff Bezos going to space ? New Shepard’ s liftoff is on track for 9AM ET. Some early Tuesday morning storms are predicted to clear up before then, the company said on Sunday. For other launch companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, a rocket’ s first crewed launch usually includes heavily trained test pilots to monitor the crew cabin and stand ready if things go awry. But Blue Origin decided to throw its founder Bezos and its first paying customer, Daemen, on board because its New Shepard crew capsule is fully autonomous, requiring no input from humans during the mission.

Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will launch into space tomorrow, July 20 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EST.

Jeff Bezos wearing a suit and tie © TheWrap Bezos

The launch, which will depart from Blue Origin's Launch Site One in West Texas, coincides with the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Watch the live stream on Blue Origin's website, which will start at 7:30 a.m. EST, with the flight time estimated to be 11 minutes.

Along with the former Amazon CEO, the space capsule will launch Bezos' brother, Mark, pilot Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk and 18-year-old old physics student Oliver Daemon.

Funk, who was part of a group of female aviators called Mercury 13 in the 1960s, was the first female flight instructor at a U.S. military base. If the launch is successful, Funk will become the oldest astronaut, beating late U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn -- who would've turned 100 yesterday.

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Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is headed to space on July 20 aboard Blue Origin' s New Shepard rocket. Here' s how to watch the launch online. Accompanying Bezos will be his brother Mark Bezos and Wally Funk, 82, the first female Federal Aviation Administration inspector and the youngest graduate of the 1960 s Women in Space program. This private program put female pilots through the same training and tests as male astronauts in the Project Mercury program, but none of the pilots were ever given the chance to go to space .

When is Jeff Bezos going to space ? Bezos will head skywards on Tuesday , July 20, 2021 on a journey that from lift-off to soft landing will take just 11 minutes. Although timings may change due to weather and/or technical issues, the 16th (but first crewed) flight of New Shepherd is scheduled for Blue Origin’ s New Shepherd is a rocket that fires a capsule into space , which then parachutes down. Aside from the glossy interior and large windows of the capsule—and the fact that the rocket is reusable and lands back on the launchpad—it’ s not much different to how Alan Shepherd, the first American in

Passenger Daemon marks another age record, becoming the youngest person ever in space if the launch is successful. When Blue Origin's anonymous auction winner declined the opportunity to participate in the space launch, Bezos selected Daemon -- Blue Origin's first paying customer -- as the alternative.

The former Amazon CEO founded Blue Origin in 2020 and while the New Shepard rocket has flown 15 times successfully -- tomorrow's launch will mark the first trip with humans aboard.

Bezos has been funding Blue Origin by selling $1 billion worth of his Amazon stock each year.

Bezos announced the flight earlier this May, where he also announced that his brother would join him.

"I wasn't even expecting him to say that he was going to be on the first flight," Mark Bezos said in the announcement video. "And when he asked me to go along, I was just awestruck. What a remarkable opportunity not only to have this adventure but to be able to do it with my best friend."

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