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WATCH: Blue Origin Launches New Shepard Rocket In West Texas

Photo Courtesy of Blue Origin

By Andrew Weber, KUT

Blue Origin will launch its New Shepard rocket in West Texas this morning.

If all goes according to plan, it will be the 10th successful launch for the spaceflight venture founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. This would be the fourth flight for the craft, named for famed astronaut Alan Shepard.

The mission was postponed twice previously late last year, but the New Shepard is set to launch this morning,  carrying eight NASA-sponsored payloads along with it. The launch is set for 8:50 this morning near Van Horn.

Watch a livestream below courtesy of Blue Origin.

Carlos Morales is Marfa Public Radio's News Director.