The time has come for Blue Origin’s highly publicized trip to space, and Jeff Bezos will indeed be onboard the shuttle. The Amazon and Blue Origins founder will be one of four passengers on the New Shepard space shuttle, along with his brother Mark, 82-year-old pilot Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk who was one of the original “Mercury 13” women, and Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen who will be the first paying passenger aboard the shuttle, and the world’s youngest astronaut. What a time to be alive.
The New Shepard has a spacious and pressurized crew capsule with room for six astronauts and is environmentally controlled for comfort. Plus the real kicker is that there is actually no pilot – the vehicle is fully autonomous so every person onboard is a passenger.
The rocket will launch from one of Blue Origin’s remote facilities near Van Horn, Texas. The entire excursion will last about 11 minutes.
How to stream the New Shepard launch on July 20
The New Shephard will launch its maiden voyage into space on Tuesday, July 20 at 8 a.m. CT or 9 a.m. ET (weather permitting).
Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery will show the one hour special, Jeff Bezos in Space: Blue Origin Takes Flight, showing highlights from the morning’s launch and behind the scenes footage. The special will also air on the Science Channel onn Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The launch will be shown on Discovery and Science channels. You can stream Discovery on AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live, Philo, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. You can stream the Science Channel with Philo, the AT&T TV Choice package, or with add-ons for fuboTV, Hulu with Live, and Sling TV.
You can watch the first launch into space from the Blue Origin’s Live stream which will start coverage at 6:30 a.m. CT, 7:30 a.m. ET.
You can also stream it via Space Channel’s Live Feed available 24/7 on SpaceChannel.com, VOD Space Channel app (accessible in all major app stores), OTT apps including Roku, Plex, and RADTV, and connected TVs including VIZIO and TCL.
“We are delighted to be joining forces with The Washington Post to once again cover the next major chapter in space advancement,” said Scott Lewers, Executive Vice President of Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content, Science. “With no on-site public viewing areas in the vicinity of the launch site, this broadcast continues Discovery and Science Channel’s mission to bring the world to our viewers.”