Blue Origin Clears New Shepard For First Crewed Flight

From left to right, the crew for the New Shepard mission: Joes Daemen; Wally Funk; Jeff Bezos; and Mark Bezos.
Credit: Jeff Bezos / Instagram
VAN HORN, Texas—Jeff Bezos’ space startup Blue Origin has cleared one of its two operational New Shepard suborbital launch systems for liftoff July 20 on the company’s first human mission. “We’ve successfully passed our flight readiness review and are currently on track for launch at 8 a.m. CDT (9 a...

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