Blue Origin has publicly celebrated three rocket landings thus far.
And now, Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard vehicle is going to be fired into the air on Sunday. Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, will be giving space fans a real-time look at the action, as the company live streams one of its rocket launches for the first time ever.
Comparatively it may seem as though Blue Origin has been a bit secretive, since we’re used to companies like competitor SpaceX, who flaunts new projects and space landings.
An Elon Musk run company, SpaceX has a following of fans who love sharing in the space excitement through a series of live steams covering both successes and failures, presented by SpaceX engineers and employees.
Blue Origin, on the other hand, has been a bit more hush, hush about events, since the launch of their first rocket in April 2015. Once successful, they’ve been happy to share the good news through blog posts, rocket-cam videos, and even Twitter coverage.
More so now than ever, however, Blue Origin is stepping out from the shadows. On Sunday, June 19, New Shepard’s fourth launch is scheduled. Originally set for Friday, June 17, the date has been pushed back due to a leaking O-ring in the capsule’s nitrogen gas pressurization. Thus far no exact launch time has been announced, but you can tune in on Sunday at blueorigins.com.
Let’s hope all goes smoothly.
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