The launch of Blue Origin’s
fifth human spaceflight that was supposed to carry a UAE expat to space this Friday has been postponed.
British expat Hamish
Harding was supposed to travel to the edge of space along with five other customer astronauts.
During the final vehicle checks
it was apparently observed that one of New Shepard's back-up systems was not meeting the expectations for performance.
New Shepard is a fully reusable
rocket manufactured by Blue Origin for space tourism. It has apparently made 15 uncrewed test launches.
In an abundance of caution
Blue Origin announced that the launch of NS-21 originally scheduled for Friday has been postponed.
Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company
had earleir said that the sub-orbital flight would lift off from Launch Site on May 20.