Blue Origin’s NS-12 takes load of postcards into space

Mystery Wire

The NS-12 rocket launches from Blue Origin’s West Texas facility on Dec. 11. (Blue Origin / YouTube)

MYSTERY WIRE — Blue Origin completed its 12th launch in the New Shepard program on Wednesday morning, sending the reusable space capsule up for a science mission. It carried a piece of unique cargo: postcards that will go back to the kids who wrote them with a postmark from space.

Read the full story about the new space race and efforts to get children interested on

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