Blue Origin’s New Shepard system
for launching tourists and experiments on short, suborbital journeys into space conducted its fifth crewed flight.
After a delay last month
to fix a backup system that was not meeting performance expectations, NS-21 is scheduled to launch on Saturday
The launch took
place at the Blue Origin launch facility known as Launch Site One.
The complex resides in
the Jeff Bezos-owned Corn Ranch land parcel near Van Horn in the west Texas desert.
The site has hosted
twenty previous New Shepard launches along with numerous firing tests of Blue Origin-designed engines.
crew included a veteran of a previous New Shepard launch.