Blue Origin postpones suborbital flight with William Shatner due to bad weather

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Moscow. October 10th. INTERFAX.RU – American private aerospace company Blue Origin is postponing a manned suborbital flight of four space tourists due to unfavorable weather conditions, the company said on its Twitter.

The start has been postponed to Wednesday, October 13th. The launch is scheduled for 8:30 CET (16:30 Moscow time – IF) “.

As part of the crew of the 18th flight of the suborbital rocket New Shepard, famous actor William Shatner, Vice President of Blue Origin Audrey Powers, former NASA engineer, co-founder of Planet Labs Chris Boshuizen and entrepreneur Glen de Vries will go into space.

The previous manned rocket flight took place on July 20, and was attended by the owner of the company, Jeff Bezos.

Then the American entrepreneur was accompanied by his brother Mark, who had been waiting for his flight for 60 years, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk (trained for space flight back in the 1960s, but never flew), as well as 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who went instead of the mysterious the winner of the Blue Origin first flight auction. A passenger who bought a ticket for $ 28 million decided to take part in the next New Shepard mission.

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