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William Shatner’s Blue Origin launch postponed to Wednesday due to weather

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A collage shows Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, the company's suborbital New Shepard launch system and actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in



A collage reveals Blue Origin creator Jeff Bezos, the business’s suborbital New Shepard launch system and star William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in “Star Trek.”
( Image credit: Blue Origin/Paramount Pictures)

William Shatner will need to wait another day to reach the last frontier.

Blue Origin has actually pressed the next launch of its New Shepard car, which will bring Shatner and 3 other individuals to suborbital area, from Tuesday (Oct. 12) to Wednesday (Oct. 13) due to weather issues.

The objective, referred to as NS-18, will release from Blue Origin’s West Texas website, near the town of Van Horn. Winds in the location are anticipated to be undesirable on Tuesday, triggering the 24- hour push, Blue Origin agents stated by means of Twitter on Sunday(Oct. 10).

Related: William Shatner’s Blue Origin launch on New Shepard: Live updates

The launch is now set up for 9: 30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) on Wednesday. You can view it here at Space.com, thanks to Blue Origin, or straight through the business Protection will start 90 minutes prior to liftoff.

NS-18 will be the 2nd crewed launch of New Shepard and the automobile’s 18 th flight general (for this reason the name). The very first crewed objective took off on July 20, sending out Blue Origin creator Jeff Bezos, his bro Mark, air travel leader Wally Funk and Dutch trainee Oliver Daemen on a quick jaunt to suborbital area.

On that flight, the 18- year-old Daemen and the 82- year-old Funk ended up being the youngest and earliest individuals ever to reach area, respectively. Shatner, who is 90, will wrest the oldest crown from Funk when NS-18 skyrockets into the last frontier.

Joining the “ Star Trek” star on the coming objective are Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of objective and flight operations; Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of the Earth-observation business Planet; and Glen de Vries, vice chair for life sciences and health care at the French software application business Dassault Systèmes.

Blue Origin’s primary rival in the suborbital area tourist market, Virgin Galactic, is offering seats aboard its VSS Unity area aircraft for $450,000 each. Blue Origin has actually not divulged just how much a ticket to ride New Shepard expenses.

Mike Wall is the author of “ Out There” (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; shown by Karl Tate), a book about the look for alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook

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Mike Wall


SPACE.COM SENIOR SPACE WRITER– Michael has actually been composing for Space.com given that2010 His book about the look for alien life, “Out There,” was released on Nov. 13,2018 Prior to ending up being a science author, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science composing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To learn what his most current job is, you can follow Michael on Twitter..

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