Blue Origin

New Shepard

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CEO: Jeff Bezos Founded: 2000 Successes: 11 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

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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Launch Vehicle


New Shepard

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Family: Blue Origin

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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Earth Science


NS-8 is Blue Origin's second commercial flight. It carried payloads from various customers on a sub-orbital launch for 3 minutes of microgravity.

Launch Window


NET: April 29th 2018 - 17:07 UTC

Instantaneous launch window.

NS-3


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

The NS-3 core stage successfully landed for the second time.


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Van Horn, TX, USA

Corn Ranch Launch Site


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUV53Nn3PhA

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