#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: bit.ly/3BMY0le
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.
Today, astronauts are getting familiar with the launch tower, redundant safety features of the #NewShepard crew capsule, as well as, ingress and egress procedures. Astronaut training will be completed at the end of the day.
What to expect on launch day:

T-7.5 hrs: Rocket rolls out to launch pad

T-3 hrs: Propellant load begins

T-45 mins: Go for astronaut load & proceed to the launch tower

T-35 mins: Astronauts begin load into the crew capsule

T-24 mins: Crew Capsule hatch closed
Live launch coverage begins at 7:30 am CDT / 12:30 UTC on BlueOrigin.com

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