It’s almost a week sinceand another extremely wealthy human being is gearing up to do the same. On July 20, will strap himself into a rocket built by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and blast off to space. Alongside him will be his brother Mark and — should the flight be successful — the oldest astronaut ever, and .
The mission is the culmination of almost two decades of rocket science. Blue Origin officially emerged in 2015 after over a decade of silence, revealing its reusable rocket, New Shepard, to the world. Fifteen test flights later, New Shepard is ready to carry humans to the cosmic shoreline, have them stare into infinity and bring them safely back to Earth. And.
On July 12, the company cleared one of its last hurdles, receiving theto carry passengers to space. So this is happening — and you can follow along.
Here’s when and how you can watch the historic first crewed Blue Origin launch.
🚀 How to watch Jeff Bezos launch on Blue Origin’s New Shepard
The flight is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, and Blue Origin’s coverage will begin at 4:30 a.m. PT (7:30 a.m. ET). For those who need a little extra sleep in on the US West Coast, liftoff is targeted for 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. ET).
You can watch live at BlueOrigin.com, but if there’s a livestream link, we’ll have it right here for you. CNET Highlights, on YouTube, will also have all the latest and greatest from the west Texas desert, where the launch will occur.
What about other time zones across the globe? Here’s when you can catch liftoff:
- Rio de Janeiro: 10 a.m.
- London: 2 p.m.
- Johannesburg: 3 p.m.
- Moscow: 4 p.m.
- Dubai: 5 p.m.
- New Delhi: 6:30 p.m.
- Beijing: 9 p.m.
- Tokyo: 10 p.m.
- Sydney: 11 p.m.
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