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New Shepard | NS-16

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
July 20, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Tourism

First crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-15

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
April 14, 2021, 4:49 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

Fifteenth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. During the mission, astronaut operational exercises will be conducted in preparation for human space flight. The primary operations will entail Blue Origin personnel standing in as astronauts entering into the capsule prior to launch. These astronauts will climb the launch tower, get into their seats, buckle their harnesses, and conduct a communications check from their seat with CAPCOM, the Capsule Communicator. The tower operations team will prepare the capsule cabin for launch and then briefly close the capsule hatch. The astronauts will then exit the capsule prior to launch. Post-landing, the astronauts will get inside the capsule to rehearse hatch opening, and exiting the capsule at the landing site. Inside the capsule during the flight will be Mannequin Skywalker, along with more than 25,000 postcards on behalf of Club for the Future, Blue Origin’s nonprofit organization

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-14

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Jan. 14, 2021, 5:19 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

For this mission, the New Shepard crew capsule will be outfitted with upgrades for the astronaut experience as the program nears human space flight. The upgrades include 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. The mission will also test a number of astronaut communication and safety alert systems. The capsule will be outfitted with six seats, including one occupied by Mannequin Skywalker.

Suborbital NS-4 - Maiden Flight Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-13

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Oct. 13, 2020, 1:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

This will be the 13th New Shepard mission and the 7th consecutive flight for this particular vehicle (a record), demonstrating its operational reusability. New Shepard will fly 12 commercial payloads to space and back on this mission, including the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing Sensor Demonstration with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate under a Tipping Point partnership. This is the first payload to fly mounted on the exterior of a New Shepard booster rather than inside the capsule, opening the door to a wide range of future high-altitude sensing, sampling, and exposure payloads.

Suborbital NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-12

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Dec. 11, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

The 12th flight of New Shepard will contain commercial payloads and postcards from the nonprofit organisation 'Club for the Future'.

Suborbital #NewShepard NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-11

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
May 2, 2019, 1:35 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

New Shepard flight 11 will fly 38 microgravity research payloads to space.

Suborbital NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-10

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Jan. 23, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

New Shepard flight 10 will feature 9 NASA-sponsored payloads via the NASA Flight opportunity program.

Suborbital NS10 NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-9

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
July 18, 2018, 3 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The third commercial flight for Blue Origin. NS-9 carried various payloads on a sub-orbital flight. It also tested the capsule escape rockets at high altitude.

Suborbital NS9 NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-8

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
April 29, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

Suborbital NS-3 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-7

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Dec. 12, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NS-7 is Blue Origins first commercial flight. The payloads included 12 experiments conducted in 3 minutes of microgravity dedicated to medical and earth science.

Suborbital NS-3 - Maiden Flight Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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