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Thread: Blue Originís New Shepard Flies Again, a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

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    Blue Originís New Shepard Flies Again, a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

    Today’s breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don’t they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing partial plans on Twitter, then leaving us to cajole the details out of him. Now, Jim Bezos, Amazon founder and Blue Origin visionary, is making us guess what an upcoming mysterious announcement might mean, all …
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    Another suborbital flight, when do they plan orbital operations?

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    Orbital operations have to wait for the New Glenn, New Shepard can't do it. What I'm waiting for is manned flight of the New Shepard!

    I caught the landing portion of yesterday's flight live. It's interesting that they land quite differently from SpaceX, hovering for a few seconds before touching down. Falcon9 basically just decelerates all the way in hitting zero velocity just as they reach the ground.
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    Sometime next year? I thought that the crewed mission was for later this year, but that doesn't look promising.

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    Blue Origin's orbital launcher, New Glenn, won't fly until at least 2021, possibly 2022. They've been having trouble with the BE-4 engine.

    Blue Origin ✔ @blueorigin
    The next launch of #NewShepard is planned for Tues Dec 10 at 8:30am CST/14:30 UTC. Weather looks good for now. Were flying our 100th commercial payload to space & thousands of postcards from our nonprofit @clubforfuture. Webcast starts T-30. Watch live at http://blueorigin.com

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