NASA, Blue Origin to test technology for precise lunar landings

Onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket will be SPLICE, an important NASA payload that uses Lidar to safely land on other worlds.

VAN HORN, Texas — 1:00 p.m. Friday Update: Blue Origin once again scrubbed this morning’s launch due to a technical issue. A new launch date has not yet been announced.

7:00 a.m. Thursday Update: Blue Origin announced earlier this evening that Blue Origin would attempt another launch Friday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. CDT

11:10 a.m. Thursday Update: Thursday’s launch attempt has been scrubbed, a new target launch date will be announced soon by Blue Origin.

9:45 a.m. Thursday Update: Blue Origin has delayed the launch until 11:40 a.m. CDT.

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Blue Origin postpones Texas launch of experiments for NASA, universities

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, serving as commander of the Expedition 63 mission aboard the International Space Station, took these photos of Hurricane Laura as it continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico on August 25. Photo courtesy of NASA | License Photo

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Blue Origin plans Texas launch of experiments for NASA, universities

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, serving as commander of the Expedition 63 mission aboard the International Space Station, took these photos of Hurricane Laura as it continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico on August 25. Photo courtesy of NASA | License Photo

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Origin EON15-X Gaming Laptop Review

Origin has made a name for itself by allowing its customers to completely customize nearly every aspect of their computers. Whether it’s a gaming PC or gaming laptop, you can pick and choose the parts and pieces on the inside – and even customize the outside – to create your own personalized prebuilt gaming rig.The EON15-X is just one of the latest examples of this approach from Origin. With this build, you get the option of a desktop AMD processor and either an RTX 2060 Max-P or 2070 Max-P GPU. The end result is a desktop-class computer in a laptop chassis, and outside of a couple of issues, it’s a dream to use.

Specs

There’s a wide variety of configurations and builds you can purchase from Origin. On the low end, you’re looking at a build priced around $1,700. If you really want to get crazy, you can put together

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Bezos’ Blue Origin to set record with launch testing NASA moon mission hardware

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The sixth landing of the same New Shepard booster.


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Blue Origin, the space company founded and funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos, is planning to make its 13th trip to space on Thursday, using a New Shepard rocket that will be flying for the seventh time, which will set a record for rocket recycling. 

Mission NS-13 will be carrying a dozen payload to the edge of space and back, including a lunar landing sensor demonstration that will test technologies for future moon missions as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

The sensor will be the first payload to ride mounted to the exterior of New Shepard rather than inside its capsule. 

SpaceX, another commercial space outfit headed by a famous billionaire in the form of Elon Musk, has so far used a

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