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NS-25

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Suborbital

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

Twenty-fifth flight of New Shepard carrying six passengers.

Updates

hitura-nobad • May 19, 2024, 3:02 p.m.

Launch Successful.


hitura-nobad • May 19, 2024, 2:36 p.m.

Liftoff


hitura-nobad • May 19, 2024, 2:27 p.m.

Hold cleared, T-0 ~14:36 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

New Shepard will land on Corn Ranch Landing Pad after this 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


Carol Schaller

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Edward Joseph Dwight Jr

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: Sept. 9, 1933
Age: 90

Gopi Thotakura

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Kenneth Lafferty Hess

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: Jan. 22, 1953
Age: 71

Mason Angel

Tourist - configurations.Country.None - ( BO )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Sylvain Chiron

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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