Blue Origin rocket launches LIVE

After being delayed earlier in the week, BLUE Origin’s latest launch will take place tomorrow morning.

The US-based company, founded by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and named after his New Shepard vehicle, has delayed the fourth crewed flight to Thursday, March 31.

Blue Origin’s launch is set for Thursday at 9.30 AM ET (14.30 BST, 8.30 local time Texas).

The original mission was set for March 23, with six crew members, including comedian Pete Davidson.

Kim Kardashian is currently dating Davidson and she had to cancel her flight after being pushed back.

Party America CEO Marty Allen and Marc Hagle are now part of the board’s space squad. They also include Dr George Nield (president of Commercial Space Technologies), and Gary Lai (blue Origin).

For the most recent news and updates, visit our Blue Origin Launch Live Blog.

  • Pete Davidson announcement

    Blue Origin tweeted that Pete Davidson would not participate in the launch.

    “Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission,”The Account tweetedMarch 17

    “We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.”

  • Pete Davidson pulls out from Blue Origin space flight

    Pete Davidson was scheduled to fly on this week’s Blue Origin space mission.

    Blue Origin has just officially announced that he can “no longer”Join the flight.

    An earlier report stated that Davidson would launch at Blue Origin’s West Texas facility. A launch was now planned for March 31.

  • Three times as fast as sound

    Suborbital flights for Blue Origin’s vehicle, the New Shepard, hit about three times the speed of sound – roughly 2,300 mph – on trips to the edge of space, an altitude roughly 60 miles (100 km) above Earth’s surface.

  • Space postcards

    Blue Origin’s Twitter account shared some sweet photos of New Shepard crew members making postcards to send into space ahead of launch.

    “The #NS20 crew created their personal postcards to take to space. Looking forward to getting them stamped ‘Flown In Space,'”The Tweet read.

  • Do you think the launch will be delayed?

    Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle launch could get delayed due to a possible geomagnetic thunderstorm on the same date as the launch.

    The Sun was told by a spokesperson for Blue Origin: “Blue Origin’s mission control team tracks all weather conditions for launch and will only give the go to proceed if the conditions are safe to do so.”

  • Part 4: Geomagnetic Storm Possible

    The storm is expected rattle Earth’s magnet field late Wednesday into Thursday.

    Blue Origin’s launch is set for Thursday at 9.30 AM EDT (14.30 BST; 8.30 AM local time in Texas).

    It’s possible that the crew will be at greater risk due to geomagnetic activity.

  • Part three of geomagnetic storms is possible

    Crew members could be exposed to high levels of solar radiation if Blue Origin’s launch occurs during a storm.

    New Shepard could have its navigation technology affected. However, the impact on New Shepard is unlikely to be substantial given that the storm has been rated G2, which means it’s considered to be of high severity. “moderate”By the NOAA.

    Last month, a similarly rated storm knocked 40 SpaceX satellites out of orbit not long after they lifted off from Earth.

  • Continued: Geomagnetic storms possible

    This could have a negative impact on the planet’s magnetic field, which could cause problems for astronauts and passengers on Blue Origin’s flight.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), G2-category geomagnetic thunderstorms like the one that occurred on Thursday can be dangerous. “increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights.”

  • Possible geomagnetic storm

    According to space weather experts, a geomagnetic storm is possible on Thursday following an eruption of hot material from the Sun — on the same day as Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle launch.

    Data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory of Nasa shows that a torrential radiation known as a Coronal Mass Ejection, (CME), is heading for Earth.

  • Why was it delayed?

    Blue Origin cited predicted high winds at the firm’s West Texas launch site over the next couple of days for the delay.

    “Weather is the only remaining factor to get to launch,”Blue Origin tweeted Monday.

  • Launch of rocket delayed

    Blue Origin delayed its next launch until Thursday.

    It was originally planned for March 29.

    Instead, it will take to the sky on March 31.

  • Who will pilot the rocket?

    Six members of the rocket squad include Marty Allen of Party America, Sharon Hagle and Marc Hagle, entrepreneurs Jim Kitchen and Gary Lai from Blue Origin and George Nield of Commercial Space Technologies.

  • When will Blue Origin go live?

    Blue Origin’s launch will take place Thursday at 9.30 ET (14.30 BST; 8.30 local time in Texas).

  • Blue Origin when will it launch?

    Blue Origin is expected to launch tomorrow morning.

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