Today, January 14 at 17:35 Kyiv time, in western Texas, the American company Blue Origin will launch a New Shepard reusable rocket on a suborbital flight with an updated capsule for future passenger “trips”.
This is the 14th New Shepard mission and the first flight of this particular rocket (fourth prototype).
The rocket will take off, reach a certain height, after which the capsule will separate from it. For some time, both parts will still rise by inertia, after which they will begin to free fall and make differently controlled landings. Everything will take about 10 minutes. The maximum takeoff speed will be ~ 3600 km / h.
In this mission, the capsule will feature an updated interior, acoustics, temperature control, crew monitors, speakers with a microphone, and a talk button on each seat. The system of communication of tourists and their warning about emergencies will also be checked. The capsule will have six seats: one will seat the Skywalker dummy.
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