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.
What to expect: at T-45 minutes, astronauts will move to the tower to begin preparations for crew capsule load-in.
At T-30 minutes, astronauts will load into the crew capsule. The hatch will close six minutes later at T-24 minutes. Terminal Count Ready Report will be at T-10 minutes.
#NewShepard’s flight profile lasts approximately 11 minutes from launch to capsule landing. Astronauts will experience three to four minutes of zero-g and travel above the Kármán Line, the internationally recognized boundary of space.
Launch coverage starts in 15 minutes on #GradatimFerociter #NSFirstHumanFlight

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