Watch the Launch

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.

See Details
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.

INFO WIKI

Related News

SpaceNews

America’s first Black astronaut candidate finally flew. Now it’s time to make more

Ed Dwight was supposed to be the first astronaut of color. Now the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship is trying to create space opportunities for Black students.

SpaceNews

Blue Origin investigating New Shepard parachute issue

A parachute failed to fully inflate on the latest Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital flight because a line controlling its expansion was not cut as planned.

Arstechnica

Rocket Report: SpaceX focused on Starship reentry; Firefly may be for sale

"Teams are in the process of completing a follow-on propulsion system assessment."

Teslarati

Blue Origin launches first crewed mission in over a year

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket lifted off from their West Texas Launch Site One on Sunday, carrying a crew of seven on...

SpaceNews

Blue Origin resumes crewed New Shepard suborbital flights

Blue Origin conducted its first crewed New Shepard mission in nearly two years May 19, carrying six people, including the first American Black astronaut candidate, on a suborbital spaceflight the company called a success despite a parachut…

Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch


SpaceShipTwo
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Galactic 07
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Seventh commercial Virgin Galactic mission.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 8-8
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 10-1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Integrated Flight Test 4
Orbital Launch Mount A - SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Fourth test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle.


Ceres-1
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
3 satellites
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 3 satellites to polar orbit, details TBD: * TEE-01B *Naxing-3A/B


Atlas V N22
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This is the first crewed test flight of Starliner spacecraft. It will carry NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Spa…


Electron
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
PREFIRE And Ice (PREFIRE 2)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second 6U Cubesat carrying a miniaturized IR spectrometer, covering 0- 45 μm at 0.84 μm spectral resolution, operating for one seasonal cycle for NAS…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 8-5
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
3 weeks ago
Starlink Group 6-64
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Ceres-1
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
5 satellites
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 5 satellites to orbit: * Jiguang 01 & 02, a pair of inter-satellite laser communication testing satellites * Yunyao-1-14/25/26 GNSS occul…