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Blue Origin

Launch Status
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Crew

Laura Shepard Churchley

Laura Shepard Churchley

Status: Retired
7/1/1947 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 12/11/2021

Daughter of Alan Shepard, first American in space and fifth human to walk on the Moon. She serves as Chair of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees, a foundation that raises funds for college students and provides mentoring to scholars pursuing careers and research in STEM.

Exact date of birth unknown.

Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan

Status: Retired
11/21/1971 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 12/11/2021

Michael Strahan is a two-time Emmy award winner, Peabody award-winning journalist, and Super Bowl Champion, who currently serves as a co-anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and host of the top-rated primetime game show “$100,000 Pyramid.” Strahan additionally serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday” and headlines the Thursday Night Football Pregame Show live from New York City.

Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor

Status: Retired
10/23/1970 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 12/11/2021

Dylan Taylor is chairman & CEO of Voyager Space, a global space exploration firm headquartered in Denver, and the founder of the global nonprofit Space for Humanity, which seeks to democratize access to space. He is also co-Founding Patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

Evan Dick

Evan Dick

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 6/4/2022

Evan Dick is an engineer, investor, and Managing Member of Dick Holdings, LLC. Evan formerly served as Senior Vice President for D.E. Shaw and Managing Director of Highbridge Capital Management, and is a charitable supporter of the Darwin Foundation and Population Relief International Corp. He is an ATP-rated pilot and volunteer for Starfighters Aerospace, as well as an avid sailor and motorcyclist.

Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Status: Retired
1/1/1960 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 12/11/2021

Lane is the Principal and Founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory, a family fund supporting technology firms that innovate and disrupt across multiple market sectors. Lane is best known for having helped start and build two of the most important cybersecurity companies in the public markets today, Zscaler (NASDQ) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE). She also serves as a Trustee at Carnegie Mellon University and, along with his family, supports philanthropic interests across health and social issues.

Date of birth is unknown

Cameron Bess

Cameron Bess

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2021
Last Flight: 12/11/2021

Cameron is a content creator who studied Computer Science and Game Design at DigiPen Institute for Technology in Washington.

Mission

NS-19

Type: Tourism

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

Location

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

Rocket

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

NS4 has successfully landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its fifth 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.

Agency

Blue Origin

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

Alan Shepard the legend astronaut is on this flight in spirt.
Light this candle for us all .

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Ken & Judy O'Neill
11 months ago

Yeah right Ken and Judy.I second that.Let’s light this candle with Laura Shepard Churchley on board.

Judy
Judy
11 months ago

The journey and legend of Alan Shepard lives on in this successful launch.
Well done to all involved the sky is the limit.