The New Shepard manned rocket and capsule set is now on the launch pad near the city of Van Horn in western Texas to take another big step. In the field of space travel.
Today's mission comes 12 weeks after the first Blue Origin manned launch, during which Jeff Bezos, the company's founder, and his brother, Governor Funk. 82-year-old Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen traveled to space, confirming the success of the New Shepard capsule, setting the record for the oldest and youngest man to go into space.
Now, after a few days of delays due to the weather, if all goes according to plan, William Shatner, a 90-year-old Canadian-American actor from Reko He is once again being replaced by Blue Origin. Space launches have witnessed the operation closely. For example, in the "Virgin Galactic" space flight, which was attended by Anousheh Ansari as a special guest of the event.
Blue Origin NS-18 Space Flight Route
Credit: Blue Origin
Although Blue Origin has minimal preparation for space travel Physically necessary, and Shatner's intention to fly as the oldest man to go into space indicates his good physical condition, but this mission also reminds him of the convenience of the New Shepard manned spacecraft for all ages.
In today's launch Known as the NS-18, it is the 18th launch of the New Shepherd vehicle. Planet Labs and Glen de Vries, vice president of life and health sciences at French software company Dassault Systmes, will also accompany Shatner.
The space flight will take about 11 minutes and the crew will experience about 4 minutes of weightlessness in space. The New Shepherd rocket booster detaches from the capsule at a certain height and returns to Earth approximately 8 minutes after launch at the Blue Origin landing site, which is about 3 km from the launch pad.
While the rocket is landing The New Shepherd spacecraft reaches its highest altitude, just above the hypothetical Karman line, or 100 km, known as the conventional space boundary, and finally returns to Earth 11 minutes after takeoff with a parachute.
To watch the live broadcast of the second New Shepard manned launch, which starts at 16:00 Tehran time, you can visit Blue Origin YouTube. /> Credit: Blue Origin