Blue origin, a space exploration company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its 13th space trip (ns-13) on Thursday. The “new Shepard” rocket used this time will also set a record for the seventh launch of a recoverable rocket. As part of NASA Artemis program, the rocket will carry a lunar landing sensor for verification, designed to test future lunar missions. < p > < p > for comparison, the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX, a private space enterprise owned by Elon Musk, has only reused six boosters at most. But Falcon 9 is a different type of rocket designed to carry out technically more complex orbital launch missions. < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that the sensor is also the first payload to be installed outside the new Shepard rocket. In addition, the rocket carries other loads that need to be tested, including an automatic system that can grow aquatic plants (which can be eaten by astronauts) and a new NASA cooling system for aerospace electronics. < p > < p > it is reported that blue origin has been scheduled to test at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday at the West Texas base, and the live signal will open 30 minutes before launch. The whole process from launch to soft landing at the same location will take about 12 minutes. Global Tech

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