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Bezos’ Blue Origin sets a record with launch to test NASA’s moon mission



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The sixth landing of the same New Shepard booster.

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Blue origin that Space company founded and funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is planning his 13th trip into space with one New Shepard missile that will fly for the seventh time and set a record for missile recycling.

The mission was originally scheduled for Thursday and then postponed to Friday due to a possible internal power supply problem. On Friday morning, the startup announced that the launch would be further delayed without announcing a new target date.

Mission NS-13 will move a dozen payloads to the edge of space and back, including a demonstration of a lunar landing sensor testing technology for future lunar missions as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

The sensor is the first payload to be mounted outside of New Shepard rather than inside the capsule.

SpaceX, another commercial space outfit directed by a famous billionaire in the form of Elon Musk, has so far used a single Falcon 9 Booster up to six times. It is worth noting, however, that the Falcon 9 is a different class of missile used for more technically complicated orbital missions.

Some of the other payloads aboard this New Shepard flight include a test of a new system to autonomously grow aquatic plants that could supplement a crew’s diet and a new cooling system developed by NASA for spacecraft electronics.

The whole thing from the jump to the soft landing in the same place only takes about 12 minutes.

We will update this post as soon as we have a new start date and a new video feed for the live coverage.




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