The launch will take place on March 31.
The American company Blue Origin postponed from March 29 to March 31 due to bad weather the first suborbital flight of the New Shepard spacecraft with space tourists this year. This was reported on the company’s website.
The previous launch of the device with passengers on board took place on December 11, 2021. “Due to the predicted strong wind gusts <…> on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, the New Shepard operating team decided to postpone the launch of NS-20 to Thursday, March 31,” Blue Origin said in a statement.
The launch from the spaceport near the city of Van Horn (Texas) is scheduled for 07:20 local time (15:20 Moscow time). It is noted that the weather is the only reason for the postponement of the launch, the equipment and crew are preparing normally.
This time, one of the leading developers of this device, Gary Lai, investor Marty Allen, head of Tricor International Mark Heigl and his wife Sharon, entrepreneur and traveler Jim Kitchen, as well as comedian Pete Davidson will go to suborbital space on New Shepard.