Blue Origin Targets June 4  Mission After Delay

for Next Space Tourist

Blue Origin aims

to conduct its fifth human spaceflight this weekend.

NS-21, the next mission

of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle, is now targeted for Saturday (June 4)

NS-21 is scheduled to

 launch from Blue Origin's West Texas site on Saturday during a window that opens at 9 a.m.

NS-21 was originally supposed

 to launch on May 20, but Blue Origin delayed things after discovering a potential issue with one of New Shepard's backup systems.

New Shepard is a

reusable rocket-capsule combo that sends people and payloads on brief trips to suborbital space.

During each roughly

11-minute mission, passengers get to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the curve of Earth against the blackness of space.

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