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New Shepard Mission NS-21 Webcast

New Shepard's 21st mission will lift off from Launch Site One on Saturday, June 4. The crew includes Evan Dick, Katya Echazarreta, Hamish Harding, Victor Cor...

Successfully Completes 21st Mission

NS-21 to Fly Six Customer Astronauts, Including First Mexican-Born Woman to Visit Space May 18 During our final vehicle check-outs, we observed one of New Shepard's back-up systems was not meeting our

NS-21

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Tourism

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

NS-21 is the fifth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Updates

Nosu • June 4, 2022, 1:37 p.m.

The capsule has successfully landed


Nosu • June 4, 2022, 1:26 p.m.

Liftoff


Nosu • June 4, 2022, 1:23 p.m.

Countdown resumed towards a T-0 of approximately 13:25 UTC.


New Shepard

Family:
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
  • 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: May 19, 2024
Flights: 10
Landings Attempted: 10
Landings Successful: 10
Previous NS-4 Flights

Landing Information

NS4 has landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its seventh 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


Hamish Harding

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: June 24, 1964
Date of Death: June 18, 2023

Jaison Robinson

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Katya Echazarreta

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Victor Correa Hespanha

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Victor Vescovo

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Evan Dick

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

(BO)

CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 24 Failures: 1 Pending: 2

Agency Type:

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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