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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s aerospace company Blue Origin conducts ‘astronaut rehearsal’ in test flight


Washington: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s aerospace company Blue Origin has carried out an “astronaut rehearsal” throughout the profitable fifteenth uncrewed test flight of the company`s reusable suborbital rocket New Shepard, dubbed NS-15.

This mission, launched on Wednesday (April 14) from Launch Site One in West Texas, marked a verification step previous to flying astronauts, Blue Origin mentioned.

This is the primary time, Blue Origin personnel standing in as astronauts entered the capsule previous to launch. 

These astronauts carried out a collection of checks from inside the capsule, together with a comms test with the Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM), procedures for coming into and exiting the capsule, and pre-launch preparations inside the capsule. 

Blue Origin shared a video from its official Twitter deal with saying “As part of today’s rehearsals, our stand-in astronauts went through the exact same movements as future customers will experience on launch day. Take a look at their trip to the pad and loading into the capsule.”

Both the New Shepard capsule and its rocket landed easily inside about 10 minutes of launch, Space.com reported.

During the flight, the capsule reached a peak altitude of 105,941 metres above floor stage.

Also on board on the flight was an instrument-laden dummy referred to as Mannequin Skywalker and greater than 25,000 postcards from Club for the Future, the nonprofit based by Blue Origin.

Following the crew capsule touchdown, the astronauts rehearsed post-flight procedures, hatch opening, and exiting the capsule.  

However, it’s nonetheless not clear when Blue Origin will launch the primary industrial flights.

(With inputs from IANS)

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