New Shepard | NS-16

New Shepard | NS-16

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch
Corn Ranch, USA

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Blue Origin

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

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Crew Capsule 2.0-M8


Serial M8

Launch Crew Count 4

Status Active

Landing Time 2021-07-20T13:22:00+0000


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Crew

Jeff Bezos

Tourist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1964-01-12

Status Active

Type Private


Mark Bezos

Tourist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1968-05-17

Status Active

Type Private


Oliver Daemen

Tourist

Nationality Dutch

Date Of Birth 2003-01-01

Status Active

Type Private


Wally Funk

Tourist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1938-02-01

Status Active

Type Private


New Shepard


Height 15.00 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 490 kN

Diameter 3.70 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 75 Tonnes


Launch Success 16

Consecutive Success 16

Maiden Flight 2015-04-29

Launch Failures 0


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Core


Serial NS-4

Status Active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 3


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location CR


Updates

spacevogel

2021-07-20T13:25:33+0000

New Shepard successfully completed its first crewed flight

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spacevogel

2021-07-20T13:12:28+0000

Liftoff!

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NS-16 Pre-Launch Mission Briefing

2021-07-18T16:00:00+0000

Blue Origin will host a pre-launch mission briefing live from Launch Site One in West Texas. Blue Origin will share details about their first crewed suborbital flight, including updates on vehicle readiness, flight and safety preparedness, and astronaut training.

New Shepard First Seat Auction

2021-06-12T16:45:00+0000

On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. Blue Origin is offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of an online auction. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space.

NS-16 Post-Flight Press Conference

2021-07-20T15:45:00+0000

Blue Origin will host a press conference with New Shepard’s first astronaut crew which has successfully completed their first suborbital flight on July 20.

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