News Blue Origin Postpones New Shepard Launch to Saturday Due to Weather By Doug Messier Parabolic Arc December 8, 2021 Filed under Blue Origin, human spaceflight, New Shepard, space tourism, suborbital flights #NS19 is now slated for launch on Saturday due to forecasted winds. Liftoff is targeted for 8:45 am CST / 14:45 UTC. The #NewShepard team has completed Flight Readiness Review and certified that the vehicle is ready for flight. Weather is the only gating factor to get to launch.— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) December 8, 2021 Doug Messier 3 responses to “Blue Origin Postpones New Shepard Launch to Saturday Due to Weather” Stanistani says: December 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm 0 0 Blue Origin’s New Shepard represents no progress in space flight. Alan Shepard’s flight was higher. Rockets land vertically from much faster flights. Hydrogen and oxygen were a cryogenic advance in Centaur. Log in to Reply duheagle says: December 10, 2021 at 8:12 am 0 0 A tad harsh. Alan Shepard’s Redstone went in the drink. Rockets do land – and more frequently – from faster flights, but the first of those didn’t do it until a month after NS first did it. NS does not represent huge progress in manned spaceflight, but it represents some. Log in to Reply Stanistani says: December 11, 2021 at 12:24 am 0 0 It represents an advance in space tourism, and is arguably safer than Branson’s effort. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.