Rocket from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin blows up during live stream

By | 16/09/2022


Blue Origin rocket launch Alive – Jeff Bezos’ spacecraft takes off following delay after Pete Davidson pulled out of trip

BLUE Origin’south latest launch finally occurred this morning time after several delays after it was also forced to push dorsum the mission before this week.

The Us visitor, which is the brainchild of billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, delayed the fourth crewed flight of its New Shepard vehicle to Thursday, March 31.

And on Thursday morning, the launch process experienced three different holds, with one being particularly delayed.

Bluish Origin’s launch was scheduled to take identify today at nine.30am ET (fourteen.30 BST; viii.30am local time in Texas). Ultimately, the New Shepard launched but earlier 9am local fourth dimension.

The mission was initially set for March 23 with a crew of vi including comedian Pete Davidson. Davidson, who is currently dating Kim Kardashian, had to pull out of the flight later the date was pushed back.

The space squad on board is now made up of Political party America CEO Marty Allen, hubby and wife Sharon and Marc Hagle, entrepreneur Jim Kitchen, Bluish Origin’southward Gary Lai, and Dr George Nield, who is president of Commercial Infinite Technologies.

Read our Bluish Origin launch live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    Welcome back

    The New Shepard’s fourth crewed flight was successful and the six passengers on board are dorsum on Earth.

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    Astronauts return

    The capsule has returned to Earth with the astronauts on lath.

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    Crew sheathing descending

    “There go the mains! The crew capsule is now descending back to the Due west Texas desert. As part of the capsule’southward redundant safety systems, a retro-thrust arrangement expels a puff of air to further soften landing,” Bluish Origin shared on Twitter.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    New Shepard booster returns

    The New Shepard booster has safely returned to Globe subsequently a very brief period in the skies.

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    Crew having a nail

    “Capsule separation confirmed past mission control. The crew of #NS20 are now getting out of their seats to experience weightlessness,” Blue Origin shared but after 9am local time afterward the launch.

  • Josie Rhodes Melt

    Successful launch

    The New Shepard successfully launched just earlier 9am local time on Thursday.

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    At last, the New Shepard Blue Origin rocket launched at eight.59am local time.

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    Tertiary hold

    The New Shepard launch went into a third hold with just over a minute left before launch.

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    Less than two minutes

    The New Shepard is scheduled for launch in less than two minutes.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Second hold released

    The New Shepard launch went into another agree merely minutes before a delayed launch.

    However, that hold was very brief.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    New Shepard launches soon

    The New Shepard is scheduled to launch shortly after a long hold delay.

    The process has gone into another hold, which commentators on the Blue Origin website reassured viewers will be very brief.

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    Ready for launch

    The New Shepard is now “go” for launch subsequently an extended hold.

    “The ‘Become’ poll is complete and #NS20 is get for launch. Scout the launch live on,” Blue Origin’s Twitter shared.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Hold released

    According to commentators on the official Blue Origin live stream, the agree has been released.

    The launch is now scheduled in about 8 minutes.

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    Why is the launch delayed?

    The reason for the delay has non been specified.

    But it’s non uncommon for flight controllers to bank check the rocket’due south systems and to look at weather atmospheric condition to make certain the launch will be prophylactic.

  • Josie Rhodes Melt

    Astronauts await

    The astronauts on the New Shepard remain strapped into their seats in the capsule equally they wait the launch.

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    Long delay

    The launch has been delayed for quite some fourth dimension.

    The official Blueish Origin live stream shows a hold of almost forty minutes and counting.

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    No explanation

    “Blue Origin is in the midst of a now 33 minute, and counting, agree for its New Shepard NS-twenty mission,” Eric Berger, a Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, shared on Twitter.

    “They’ve re-extended the coiffure access arm. No explanation from the webcast, though. Filling fourth dimension past talking well-nigh Orbital Reef.”

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    No updates

    The Blue Origin Twitter account hasn’t offered an update on the launch for more than half an hour.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    New Shepard remains in concur

    The launch is delayed as the process is nonetheless on hold.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Gary Lai’due south chance

    “On March 29, #NewShepard Chief Architect Gary Lai volition fly on the vehicle he’s spent 18 years designing, developing, testing, and flying,” Bluish Origin shared on Twitter on March 21.

    “We can’t wait for Gary—a friend, mentor, and hero to all of united states of america—to become Astronaut Gary Lai.”

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Who replaced Pete Davidson?

    Pete Davidson was supposed to exist on today’southward Blue Origin flight, but pulled out.

    Gary Lai, who has been with Blue Origin for 18 years and has a number of patents related to the New Shepard rocket’southward design, according to CNN, will fly in Davidson’s identify and is the only not-paying customer on the flight.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    See the crew

    Blue Origin shared a photo of the passengers on today’south flight early this morning.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Countdown is on

    The New Shepard launch countdown is on, with the launch scheduled in just a few minutes.

    The process is currently in a brief concord.

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    Speed of sound

    The passengers on the New Shepard volition “soar to more than three times the speed of sound, or more 2,000 miles per hour,” according to CNN.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Hatch airtight

    The hatch has closed, and the launch of the New Shepard is imminent.