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New Shepard

Blue Origin

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Type: Suborbital

Seventeenth flight of New Shepard. It will carry a second NASA lunar landing technology demonstration on the exterior of the booster, 18 commercial payloads inside the crew capsule, and an art installation on the exterior of the capsule.


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Mission patch for NS-17


West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch

Corn Ranch, USA

23 rockets have launched from Corn Ranch, USA.

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


New Shepard – Blue Origin

  • Family: Blue Origin
  • Length: 15 m
  • Diameter: 3.7 m
  • Launch Mass: 75 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg

The New Shepard was manufactured by Blue Origin with the first launch on 2015-04-29. New Shepard has 22 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 23 launches. 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.

Core Landing

NS3 successfully landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its eighth flight.

Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas – CR

New Shepard landing site.

Return to Launch Site – RTLS

A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.


Blue Origin – BO

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: BO
  • Administration: CEO: Jeff Bezos
  • Founded: 2000
  • Launchers: New Shepard | New Glenn
  • Country: USA

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

16 launches out of 16 nice going .
Carrying NASA Lunar Landing technology , the race is still on then .?
Art installation on the exterior of the capsule ?, its not a picture of Elon is it.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Great launch folks just like clockwork.