The American company Blue Origin plans to launch a reusable New Shepard rocket on a suborbital flight with an updated capsule for passengers. This company is a competitor to SpaceX, whose founder is Elon Musk.
Today’s launch will be the first for this rocket, but the 14th for the New Shepard mission. The new crew capsule, which will be lifted by the rocket, has an updated interior, crew monitors, acoustics, temperature controls, and a headset with a communication button on each seat.
The rocket will be launched in western Texas. The rocket should rise to a certain height, after which the capsule will detach from it. Once detached, the capsule and rocket will free fall and make controlled landings. The whole process will take about 10 minutes.
In addition, last year Elon Musk revealed when he plans to send the first humans to Mars.
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