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NS-20

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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

NS-20 is the fourth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Updates

Nosu • March 31, 2022, 12:08 p.m.

Webcast live


SwGustav • March 28, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

Delayed to Mar 31st


Jay • March 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Go for launch. Pete Davidson has been substituted with Blue Origin's Gary Lai.


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: August 4, 2022
Flights: 8
Landings Attempted: 8
Landings Successful: 8
Previous NS-4 Flights

Landing Information

NS4 has landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its sixth flight.

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

RSS First Step


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 6 Crew Capacity: 6
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: 2.0-2

First Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 to carry human passengers. 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


Marty Allen

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Sharon Hagle

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Marc Hagle

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Jim Kitchen

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

George Nield

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Gary Lai

Tourist - American - ( BO )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Blue Origin

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 22 Failures: 1 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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