NASA to test Mars-landing systems while hitching ride on Blue Origin flight

Blue Origin is flying its New Shepard rocket from Texas with NASA testing out technology that will help it some day be able to make precision landings on the moon and Mars.

The flight was scheduled for Thursday, rescheduled for Friday, but was scrubbed both days because of technical issues. No new date has been set. When it does fly, it will take place from Blue Origin’s West Texas facility, the 13th test flight for the rocket booster that once again plans to send an uncrewed capsule to higher than 100 km for a short suborbital flight, part of the Jeff Bezos’-owned company’s plans to begin space tourism flights in the future. Read more here.