Weather forces delay for Blue Origin launch

New Shepard on pad
Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship stands on its pad for a June test flight. (Blue Origin File Photo)

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has to pass up a historic date for its next flight test, due to unacceptable weather.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship had been due to blast off from the company’s test range in West Texas on Oct. 4, which is the 59th anniversary of the Sputnik launch that ushered in the Space Age.

However, the company said today that the flight (and the live webcast that goes with it) had to be rescheduled for Oct.5.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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