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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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Hoy es el día en el que, si todo va bien, Wally Funk volará por fin al espacio aunque sea sólo por unos minutos. Hilo va 🧵 Wally Funk frente a un Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Wally Funk es la más joven de las Mercury 13, un grupo de 13 mujeres que entre 1959 y 1960 superaron las mismas pruebas iniciales que los astronautas escogidos por la NASA para el Programa Mercury. Entonces tenía 23 años.…
Aunque hay que decir que el programa de pruebas al que se sometieron fue una iniciativa privada del doctor William Randolph Lovelace II, quien había participado en el diseño de las pruebas.
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