Blue Origin Launches with Six Passengers

Ns-21 Suborbital Flight

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.

NS-21’s six-person

crew included a veteran of a previous New Shepard launch.

Mars Helicopter Marks 

New Flight Records