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The #NS21 crew is inside the Astronaut Training Center doing final preparations for their flight to space. Learn more about who’s onboard today:
Evan Dick, a crew member on #NS19, embarks on his second #NewShepard flight today. He’s an ATP-rated pilot, an avid sailor and motorcyclist, and a volunteer for Starfighters Aerospace.
.@hespanha_victor is a civil production engineer and will become the second Brazilian citizen to fly to space. Victor’s #NS21 seat is sponsored by @cryptospaceage.
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Our #NS18 crew has arrived onsite at Launch Site One and getting suited up for the flight. Liftoff is on track for 9:00 am CDT / 14:00 UTC. Live broadcast on begins at T-90 minutes. A thread:
@cboshuizen's career has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of space and igniting youth excitement in pursuing careers in STEM. Today he realizes a life-long dream to go to space.
@CaptainClinical has a true passion for aviation and space and hopes that viewing Earth from space will provide a unique perspective on this pale blue dot we call home.
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#NewShepard is go for launch! The mission team has completed the Flight Readiness Evaluation prior to #NS18. This is our final meeting with the engineers and Mission Control team to ensure all systems are go for launch. A thread:
Lead flight director Nick Patrick sat down with Ariane Cornell this morning to provide a status update on the #NS18 mission and our approach to safety. Check it out:
Forecasted winds at launch have subsided and weather currently looks good for Wednesday. Liftoff is now targeted for 9:00 am CDT / 14:00 UTC due to forecasted winds at rollout.
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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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