Blue Origin is preparing for the first in this year of testing the system New Shepard

Today, the Blue Origin testing site in Blue Origin is due to undergo a suborbital test of the New Shepard tourism system. This is her first test in 2018.
UPD. Because of the weather, the launch time was shifted by 1.5 hours. Now it is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. (6:15 p.m. Kiev / Minsk / Moscow).
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The New Shepard system is designed for suborbital tourist flights. It is a bundle of a manned capsule and a single-stage reusable rocket. After separation, a capsule with tourists lands on parachutes. The rocket makes an independent descent and vertical landing with the help of engines. The total flight duration is 10 minutes.
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During the flight, the capsule with tourists should reach a height of 100 km. This mark corresponds to the Karman line, taken over the boundary of the earth's atmosphere and space. Thus, all people aboard the New Shepard will be considered participants in a space flight.
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In 2015 - 2017, Blue Origin specialists carried out seven successful New Shepard unmanned tests with a soft landing stage and a ship, including a test of an emergency rescue system. During the last flight, a mannequin named Skywalker was on board the capsule. The success of today's test should open the way to the start of New Shepard manned flights. According to the head of Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, they can begin as early as this year.

New Year's 8th test flight, as we continue our progress to human spaceflight. Currently targeting Sunday 4/29 with a window opening up at 830am CDT. Livestream info to come. @BlueOrigin #GradatimFerociter pic.twitter.com/zAYpAGWB8C

- Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 27, 2018

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