Elon Musk'smay more frequently send rockets into space is working to remove another milestone from his rival.
Blue Origin will perform anotherTuesday, as it continues to prepare to send people into space as early as next year, perhaps before SpaceX makes it first. The 1
The company is one of three tycoon-led outfits hoping to regularly send people into space in the coming months.
SpaceX plans to send astronauts on board its spaceshipto the International Space Station for the first time, while hopes to dispatch his famous CEO and then pay customers Lightweight space flights in 2020.
Virgin Galactic is way up after the company's first passenger, the company's astronaut trainer, Beth Moses, was successfully launched into space on a February test flight.
It should also be noted that docking a spacecraft on a larger orbital rocket with a orbiting space station, as SpaceX does, is a more complicated and technically different mission than the one at which Virgin and Blue Origin work at short notice.is more similar, but includes an exponentially larger vehicle and is likely to take years. Blue Origin is also building its own big orbital rocket, New Glenn, to compete with the SpaceX Starship in the future.
But Blue Origin is making steady progress by 2020 in loading people into one of its missiles. Unlike Virgin, New Shepard takes off and lands vertically, just like a SpaceX Falcon 9. Blue Origin has actually managed to launch the first successful landing of one of their SpaceX missiles.
Although Blue Origin hopes to send space tourists to weightlessness soon, the company still has to make reservations.
Meanwhile, you can see the company taking another New Shepard test flight under its wing when it launches Tuesday at 8:30 am (6:30 pm PT) from the Blue Origin launch facility in West Texas ,
About half an hour before launch, a webcast will be live on the Blue Origin website. We will embed the feed here as it becomes available.