Blue Origin’s NS-21 space tourism launch: When to watch and what to know

Blue Origin will fly six people into suborbital space this week on the company’s fifth crewed mission.

The flight, known as NS-21, is the 21st flight of the New Shepard vehicle overall (hence the name). Liftoff is set for Saturday (June 4) at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) from the company’s Launch Site One near Van Horn, Texas, weather permitting.

Blue Origin will webcast the liftoff live, likely beginning about one hour before launch. You can watch it here at Space.com, courtesy of Blue Origin, or directly via the company.

Passengers on board include NS-19 spaceflyer and investor Evan Dick, Katya Echazarreta (whose seat is sponsored by the nonprofit Space for Humanity), business jet brokerage founder Hamish Harding, Victor Correa Hespanha (whose seat was sponsored by a cryptocurrency organization), commercial real estate entrepreneur Jaison Robinson and private equity investor Victor Vescovo.

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