VAN HORN, Texas (KSNT) – Blue Origin was set to launch a capsule from its West Texas location on Wednesday.
The NS-15 mission will serve as a rehearsal for future customer flights, according to the company. Similar to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in marketing as a private spaceflight service provider, Blue Origin was founded in 2000 by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
During the mission, personnel will stand in as astronauts, conduct pre-launch checks and then exit the vessel, a release reads.
Once the capsule has launched and landed, Blue Origin personnel will return and rehearse hatch opening and exiting, the company said.