NS-16

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Tourism

Suborbital West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch Corn Ranch, USA
NS-4 - Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas

First crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.

New Shepard

Family: Blue Origin
Configuration:

The New Shepard reusable launch system is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), suborbital manned rocket that is being developed by Blue Origin as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    15.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.7 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    75 T
  • Thrust
    490 kN
Family
  • Name
    New Shepard
  • Family
    Blue Origin
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    New Shepard
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


NS-4

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: January 14, 2021
Last Flight: April 14, 2021
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2
Previous NS-4 Flights

Landing Information

NS4 will attempt to land at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its third flight.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

Crew Capsule 2.0-M8


Active Cargo Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 1
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: M8

Eighth Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0. This capsule is outfitted with improvements to environmental features such as acoustics and temperature regulation inside the capsule, crew display panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at each seat.

Crew Capsule 2.0 Details

Crew


Jeff Bezos

Tourist - American - (BO)

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: Jan. 12, 1964
Age: 57

Mark Bezos

Tourist - American - (BO)

Status: In-Training

Date of Birth: May 17, 1968
Age: 53

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 15 Failures: 0 Pending: 1

Agency Type: Commercial

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington. The company is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability. Blue Origin currently launches its New Shepard sub-orbital vehicle from its West Texas launch site, they are currently constructing a launch pad for their orbital vehicle New Glenn at Cape Canaveral LC-36.

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$28 million bid wins auction to join Bezos on suborbital spaceflight

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Blue Origin auctions New Shepard seat for $28 million

A seat on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle sold for $XX million at an auction June 12.

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Jeff Bezos says he will fly into space next month

"You can buy Soyuz seats; it’s not what drives me."

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Bezos to go on first crewed New Shepard flight

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and founder of Blue Origin, announced June 7 that he will go on the first crewed flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle next month.

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The bidding will culminate in a live auction on June 12.

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