New Shepard completes second manned flight

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New Shepard completes second manned flight

New Shepard completes second manned flight

The New Shepard spacecraft completed its second manned flight, which lasted 15 minutes. This was reported on the website of the company Blue Origin, which owns the launch vehicle.

The spacecraft was launched at 17:50 Moscow time from the spaceport in the American city of Van Horn, Texas. The crew of four, including 90-year-old Canadian actor William Shatner, climbed to an altitude of over 100 km. The suborbital flight lasted only 15 minutes, after which the ship landed. Shatner became the oldest person in space.

Earlier it was reported that the launch of the ship was planned to be carried out last Tuesday, but it was postponed to Wednesday due to bad weather.

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