The staff will come down before the actual launch. Although – unlike what was originally foreseen in the schedule – there will be no people on board during take-off, the launch of tomorrow will be a kind of general test for the operations that will have to perform the astronauts. After landing, the staff will go back on board the new shepard to test again the opening procedure of the hatch and then finally dash from the middle.

Blue originates for a long time develops the booster and crew capsule of the new sheperd, and aims to realize a commercial system for suborbital space tourism. The company is owned by jeff bezos, entrepreneur and founder of amazon who recently announced the abandonment of the office of the electronic commerce company.