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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.

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Updates

spacevogel • July 20, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

New Shepard successfully completed its first crewed flight


spacevogel • July 20, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

Liftoff!


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: July 20, 2021
Flights: 3
Landings Attempted: 3
Landings Successful: 3
Previous NS-4 Flights

Landing Information

NS4 successfully landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its third flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas.

Crew Capsule 2.0-M8


Active Cargo Crew On-board: 4 Crew Capacity: 6
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: Active

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

Mark Bezos

Tourist - American - (BO)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 17, 1968
Age: 53

Wally Funk

Tourist - American - (BO)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 1, 1938
Age: 83

Oliver Daemen

Tourist - Dutch - (BO)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 2003
Age: 18

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 16 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

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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