Blue Origin will launch
six more people to the final frontier Saturday morning (June 4), and you can watch the action live.
Blue Origin's New Shepard
suborbital vehicle is scheduled to lift off at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) from the company's West Texas launch site
New Shepard consists
of a rocket and a capsule, both of which are reusable. The rocket comes down for a vertical, powered landing
Each New Shepard
mission lasts about 11 minutes from liftoff to capsule touchdown.
Passengers aboard the
automated vehicle experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see Earth against the blackness of space.
will be the 21st for New Shepard overall, which explains the mission moniker — NS-21.