Blue Origin reaches space again on latest New Shepard test flight

New Shepard to conduct science mission ahead of upcoming passenger flights

It has sent multiple rockets skyward from its launch pads near Van Horn, Texas. The New Shepard capsule is created to carry a half-dozen space tourists, researchers and/or experiments out of the discernible atmosphere for brief visits to the lower fringes of space.

This particular booster, NS-3 (New Shepard-3), flew for the first time on 12 December 2017, marking the system's first flight under FAA launch license regulations. It can also be used as payload vehicle carrying equipment for scientific experiments to and from space.

A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket blasts off from west Texas early Thursday, May 2, 2019, kicking off the 11th test flight of the reusable sub-orbital rocket. Numerous payloads were not only from industry but also from students, including an experiment from a group of high school students from Huntsville, Alabama.

For safety, the New Shepard capsule is equipped with "full envelope" abort capability, meaning its built-in escape thrusters can quickly push the capsule away from a malfunctioning booster during all phases of flight.

More news: Los Angeles County identifies additional case of measles | Lexington Herald Leader

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, today sent dozens of science experiments and other payloads to space and back on its suborbital New Shepard rocket ship. If that tempo continues, and if Blue Origin truly intends to begin crewed flights by the end of the year, there can't be many more uncrewed practice runs left on the test schedule.

Those studies are just the latest NASA experiments to fly on the Blue Origin New Shepard. If the capsule had been filled with space tourists, this would have been the time where they would have experienced zero gravity.

Additionally, the device will demonstrate its ability to collect blood in microgravity and store that blood prior to its eventual transfusion - both potentially life-saving procedures as humanity expands beyond Earth.

According to the experiment's Objective listed on NASA's Flight Opportunities Program's page, "In order to fully understand the effects of microgravity on cell function, researchers need the ability to monitor subcellular processes in real-time to identify, characterize and quantify the transient, yet significant cellular responses to microgravity". This project is in collaboration with MIT Media Lab Space Exploration.

Related News:

  • Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

    Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

    The immigrants would not need to be convicted of a crime, but would have to be the custody of law enforcement officials. The ultimate decision for each school, however, will be made at county level.
    Liverpool confirm Keita out for two months

    Liverpool confirm Keita out for two months

    Klopp said: 'It is flawless that he is back. "Nothing good to say about Naby's injury, but that Ox is back is brilliant". The striker started on the bench against Barcelona due to a minor thigh issue.
    VMware Collaborates with Microsoft

    VMware Collaborates with Microsoft

    On stage Monday, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger described the arrangement as ending a dilemma for customers. "Gone", Gelsinger said. He said Workspace ONE would have best-in-class support for Office 365, Microsoft 365, Windows 10 and Azure Active Directory.
  • Thai king officially crowned Rama X in traditional coronation ceremony

    Thai king officially crowned Rama X in traditional coronation ceremony

    The 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn has served as king for more than two years since he assumed the throne. The father of seven has previously been married and divorced three times, most recently in 2014.
    North Korea slams 'foolish and dangerous' Pompeo

    North Korea slams 'foolish and dangerous' Pompeo

    A senior North Korean official has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of having "foolish and unsafe ideas that imply overthrowing our system with military means", AFP reported.

    People Uninjured As Jetliner Overshoots Runway In Jacksonville, Ends Up In Water

    The plane is in shallow water and not submerged, and everyone is alive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said . Curry said that fire and rescue were on the scene and working to contain any contamination into the river.
  • Hamas leader faces Egyptian mediators after terrorists launch rockets at Israel

    Hamas leader faces Egyptian mediators after terrorists launch rockets at Israel

    The flare-up marked the first Israeli strike in more than a month of relative calm that followed the unofficial deal. Two other Palestinians were killed during the weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence.
    Putin, Trump discuss nuclear disarmament, Venezuela, Mueller report during phone call

    Putin, Trump discuss nuclear disarmament, Venezuela, Mueller report during phone call

    The Kremlin said the two sides confirmed they meant to "activate dialogue in various spheres, including strategic security". Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed the White House statements on the conversation between the two leaders.
    Pelosi slams Barr, but gave pass to Holder when held in contempt

    Pelosi slams Barr, but gave pass to Holder when held in contempt

    He made no determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, but noted 10 instances of potential obstruction by the president. But they are trying to build a case in public opinion that it's Mueller, not Barr, who needs to tell the investigation story.
  • This Is OnePlus 7 Pro: Official Renders With Colour Variants Leaks

    This Is OnePlus 7 Pro: Official Renders With Colour Variants Leaks

    In a recent leak, the company has been confirmed to launch at least two new accessories to complement the smartphones. You honestly can not judge the camera quality by looking at these samples alone as they are not even full-resolution.
    Tom Brady Explains Why He Takes Less Money

    Tom Brady Explains Why He Takes Less Money

    According to Forbes , she was tied for the fifth-highest-paid model from June 2017 to June 2018, taking in $10 million. Brady is outpaid by pretty much every veteran starter in the National Football League not on their rookie deal.
    Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

    Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

    That sparked two days of protests against the government in which four people were killed, including two teenagers who died today. The US has already imposed sanctions on the state-run oil company PDVSA, an important lifeline for the government.

Most liked

McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90
The lead changed hands 24 times through the match before Seth Curry scored the deciding points with 2.8 seconds left. The Nuggets trailed 50-35 at halftime after the franchise's worst quarter ever at home in the playoffs (12 points).

Cyclone Fani, Strongest Tropical Storm In 2 Decades, Smashes Into India
Neighbouring West Bengal state escaped substantial damage, but authorities moved almost 45,000 people to safer locations. Schools were shut, fishermen were asked to stay away from water, and tourists were advised to leave Puri.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway invests in Amazon for the first time
Although Buffett has always been a fan of Amazon , he has never bought shares of Amazon . After taking losses, Buffett had sold almost all the IBM stock by past year .

Democrats intensify pressure on Trump as Pelosi accuses Barr of 'crime'
Trump, who has repeatedly called the Mueller investigation a "witch-hunt", on Friday said it was "time to get back to business". Barr had maintained in sworn testimony that he didn't know how Mueller felt about his assessment of the report.

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles, South Korean military says
Last month Pyongyang said it was testing a "tactical guided weapon" conducted in "various modes of firing at different targets". It is unclear if that weapon was a missile, but most observers agree that it was probably a short-range weapon.

April Jobs Report: 263,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 3.6 Percent
The economy has now added jobs every month for 103 months in a row, the longest streak of job creation since records began. And inflation has for several years defied the usual logic that low unemployment should cause wages and prices to rise.

Man City edge past Burnley to return top of Premier League
If we have 97 points then let's go for it. "I could not expect that, start of season or especially in winter time". Burnley finished defeated but defiant, with Sean Dyche proud of how his side made the reigning champions toil.

8-year-old pulls sister from moving car to prevent kidnapping
They alleged that he is addicted to heroin and charged him with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault, and grand theft. Chance opened the door to escape with Skylar, who was about to jump out when the hijacker grabbed her by the hoodie.

OnePlus 7 Pro leaks in Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey colors
The OnePlus 7 Pro will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, and is tipped to sport a 90Hz QHD+ display as well . OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei took to the company's forum today to discuss IP ratings and the OnePlus 7 Pro .

Rihanna Burned Charlize Theron and It Was Adorable
As the audience cheered, the skit ended with a performance of "All You Need is Love", which was featured in Love Actually . Long Shot had its world premiere at South by Southwest in March and is scheduled for release on Friday by Lionsgate.

Trump Sues Banks to Keep Records Private
The prospect of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump has become increasingly acceptable to mainstream Democrats. The lawsuit by Mr Trump, his sons Donald Jr and Eric and his daughter Ivanka was filed yesterday in federal court in Manhattan.

Disney unveils 'May the 4th' / Force merchandise for 'Star Wars' day
For the first three weeks after opening at Disneyland , only visitors with reservations will be allowed into the Star Wars land. However, be aware that if the hotel reservation is canceled, the Galaxy's Edge reservation will be as well.

Reserves Rise to Occasion | Philadelphia 76ers
Three-ball specialist Danny Green attempted a wide-open tying shot, but missed, closing out a 1-of-8 shooting night. Could playing Siakam at the five run Monroe off the court? Embiid had 12 points for Philly on 2-of-7 shooting.

Trump Signals He Won't Let Aides Testify
Both sides reported progress at a Tuesday meeting at which Trump discussed infrastructure with congressional leaders. They stated about how to pay for the improvements they want to hear from him, sure to become a sticking point.

Record-breaking "Jeopardy!" champ wins game by only $18
He now holds the top eight spots on the single-game winnings record list, setting the current record at $131,127. Finishing Final Jeopardy with $96,726, Holzauer's 19-day total is now a staggering $1,426,330.