New Shepard - NS-4


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New Shepard vehicle #4 is the fourth flight vehicle of the New Shepard suborbital rocket. It will be used for Blue Origin's first crewed launches.

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New Shepard | NS-21

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
May 20, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

NS-20 is the fifth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-20

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
March 31, 2022, 1:58 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NS-20 is the fourth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-19

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Dec. 11, 2021, 3 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

NS-19 is the third crewed New Shepard flight, carrying two honorary guests and four paying customers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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New Shepard | NS-18

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Oct. 13, 2021, 2:49 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

NS-18 is the second crewed New Shepard flight, carrying 4 paying customers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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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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