• September 23, 2021

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New Shepard successfully completes mission with commercial, NASA-supported payloads

Blue Origin successfully completed the 17th New Shepard mission to space and back for the program, and the 8th consecutive flight for this particular vehicle. Thursday’s flight featured payloads supported by NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and included a second flight of the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing (DDL) Sensor Demonstration under a NASA Tipping Point partnership. Officials say […]Read More

Space pioneer Wally Funk added to crew for New Shepard’s

Fulfilling a lifelong mission to become an astronaut, Wally Funk will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20 as an honored guest. Wally’s journey to space began in the 1960s when she was the youngest graduate of the Woman in Space Program, a privately-funded project which tested female pilots for astronaut […]Read More

Sold! First seat on Blue Origin’s New Shepard July 20

Saturday morning, Blue Origin concluded the online auction for the very first seat on New Shepard with a winning bid of $28 million. Nearly 7,600 people registered to bid from 159 countries. The launch will take place on July 20th, from Blue Origin’s facility just north of Van Horn, located 120 miles east of El Paso. […]Read More

Auction for first seat on New Shepard to be streamed

Blue Origin will broadcast the live auction for the very first seat on New Shepard on Saturday, June 12th, on BlueOrigin.com. The winning bidder will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20th and will join Blue Origin founder, Jeff Bezos, and his brother Mark.  The launch will take place at Blue Origin’s facility just north of Van […]Read More

Bezos’ Blue Origin opens bids for the very first seat

Wednesday morning, officials with Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space launch company, announced an online auction for a seat on their first crewed space launch. “On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of Blue Origin’s online auction,” […]Read More

Video: ‘New Shepard’ Rocket Flies Again from West Texas, 1st

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard flew again for the seventh time from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site near Van Horn, Texas. Known as Mission 7 (M7), the mission featured the next-generation booster and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0. Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide, 3.6 feet tall. […]Read More

History near Van Horn: Blue Origin re-usable rocket returns from

On Tuesday, Blue Origin that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas. “Now safely tucked away at our launch site in West Texas is the rarest of beasts—a used rocket,” […]Read More

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