A New Target Launch Date
Has not yet been announced. Blue Origin's fifth human spaceflight won't take place on Friday (May 20) after all.
Jeff Bezos' Company Had Been
Targeting Friday for the launch of NS-21, the next mission of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle. But that's no longer the plan.
Blue Origin Said Via Twitter
"During our final vehicle checkouts, we observed one of New Shepard's backup systems was not meeting our expectations for performance
In An Abundance Of Caution
We will be delaying the #NS21 launch originally scheduled for Friday. Stay tuned for further updates,"
NS-21 Will Send
Six people on a brief trip to suborbital space from Blue Origin's West Texas launch site.
One Of The Passengers
Katya Echazarreta, will become the first Mexican-born woman to reach the final frontier.