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Lift off 🚀
The #NewShepard landed safely
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Liftoff is on track for 8:00 am CDT / 13:00 UTC. Live broadcast begins at T-90 minutes on A thread:
Today marks the first time in history a commercial company will launch a privately funded and built spacecraft from a private launch range with astronauts on board.
Following today’s mission, crew member Wally Funk, 82, will be the oldest person to have flown in space. And Oliver Daemen, 18, will be the youngest.
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Pushing the Frontiers of Space: Difference Between Private Space Flights of @virgingalactic and @blueorigin…

- By Arunita Banerjee (@Arunita_13)

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On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the founder of Amazon, @JeffBezos, is all set to fly to the edge of space along with three others, aboard his company @blueorigin's New Shepard rocket.
Surpassing the #troposphere and #stratosphere, the space flights of @blueorigin will fly to the edge of space, about 100 km above the Earth’s mean sea level—the Karman line, also called the ‘edge of space’. Image
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L-28 days @BlueOrigin #NewShepard #FHF 🚀👩‍🚀

Figured it might be fun to share some fun facts along the way…

#DYK Alan Shepard carried a $1 bill on his Mercury flight? Do you know WHY? (It’s way more interesting…)
Just 3 weeks prior to Alan Shepard’s historic flight for the US, Yuri Gagarin had made history as the first human in space…

But at that time…

Official recognition for the Soviet Union was still being WITHHELD by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) 🙅‍♂️
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) @airsports_fai is the world's air sports federation. It was founded in 1905 to further aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.

Among its duties, the FAI certifies and registers records…including record disputes ;)
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En unas pocas horas @blueorigin estará lanzando su cohete suborbital #NewShepard, nombrado en honor a Alan Shepard, primer yanqui en hacer un vuelo espacial suborbital en 1961.

Este cohete realizará un total de 12 experimentos, incluyendo la prueba de sensores para #Artemis.
@blueorigin es la empresa de exploración espacial del billonario @JeffBezos. Se la ha criticado múltiples veces porque, a pesar de múltiples millones invertidos, no han tenido aún ningún vuelo a órbita.

Esto cambiará el año que viene cuando vuele su nuevo cohete New Glenn
Este cohete es en honor a John Glenn, primer astronauta yanqui en volar en órbita, en 1962.

Su primera etapa será reutilizable, similar a como aterrizan los #Falcon9 de @SpaceX.
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