Watch Blue Origin send its New Shepard passenger rocket to space and back
Update December 11th, 9:00AM ET: Blue Origin is still targeting a launch today, but is currently holding due to heavy fog. A new takeoff time should be established soon.
Original Story: After a seven-month hiatus from spaceflight, private aerospace company Blue Origin is set to fly its New Shepard rocket to space and back again on the company’s 12th overall test flight. It’ll be the sixth time this particular New Shepard vehicle has seen space and then landed back on Earth. If all goes well, this rocket will hold the record for most trips to space out of any other New Shepard vehicle.
The New Shepard is Blue Origin’s passenger rocket, designed to take crews of six to the edge of space to experience a few minutes of weightlessness. The…