Blue Origin Is Launching a Reusable Rocket With NASA Landing Systems Test
SpaceX isn't the only one! Click here to see Blue Origin test out New Shepard, its reusable rocket.
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Blue Origin plans to launch a reusable rocket called New Shepard today — the thirteenth for this category of launch craft, and the seventh launch for this rocket — in a bid to rival SpaceX as the next go-to private space-capable company, according to the official Blue Origin website.
The launch will move forward on Sept. 24, at 12:40 PM EDT after a short, 100-minute delay due to cloud coverage in the West Texas launch area, and stream live on NASA's YouTube channel (featured below).
The broadcast will begin 30 minutes before liftoff, and feature a special message from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine regarding the agency's ongoing collaborations with Blue Origin.