Blue Origin Delays Flight Test Until Sunday

Members of the Blue Origin team recover the Crew Capsule after its fifth successful flight and soft landing. (Credit: Blue Origin)
Members of the Blue Origin team recover the Crew Capsule after its fifth successful flight and soft landing. (Credit: Blue Origin)

Jeff Bezos tweeted that the New Shepard flight test scheduled for Friday has been delayed until Sunday due to a faulty O-ring in the capsule’s nitrogen gas pressurization system.

Blue Origin plans to webcast the flight, which will feature a landing during which one of the capsule’s three parachutes will be rigged to fail. The company has not yet set a launch time.