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William Shatner's Blue Origin launch delayed to Wednesday due to weather


The wind forecast isn't favorable for a Tuesday liftoff.

William Shatner will have to wait another day to reach the final frontier.

Blue Origin has pushed the next launch of its New Shepard vehicle, which will carry Shatner and three other people to suborbital space, from Tuesday (Oct. 12) to Wednesday (Oct. 13) due to weather concerns.

The mission, known as NS-18, will launch from Blue Origin's West Texas site, near the town of Van Horn. Winds in the area are expected to be unfavorable on Tuesday, prompting the 24-hour push, Blue Origin representatives said via Twitter on Sunday (Oct. 10).

The launch is now scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) on Wednesday. You can watch it here at, courtesy of Blue Origin, or directly via the company. Coverage will begin 90 minutes before liftoff.