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New Shepard

Blue Origin

Launch Status
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Crew

Marty Allen

Marty Allen

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Marty Allen is a turnaround CEO and angel investor.

Sharon Hagle

Sharon Hagle

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Sharon Hagle founded SpaceKids Global in 2015, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire students to excel in STEAM+ education with a focus on empowering young girls. SpaceKids hosts several annual challenges designed to inspire kids to pursue careers in the space industry, including national essay competitions and a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Citrus County.

Marc Hagle

Marc Hagle

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Marc Hagle is president and CEO of Tricor International, a residential and commercial property development corporation.

Jim Kitchen

Jim Kitchen

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Jim Kitchen is a teacher, entrepreneur, and world explorer who has visited all 193 U.N.-recognized countries.

George Nield

George Nield

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Dr. George Nield is the president of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC, which he founded to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space activities. He previously served as associate administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation and was responsible for licensing and regulating all commercial launch activities. Earlier in his career, he held engineering roles at the Air Force Flight Test Center and the Orbital Sciences Corporation, and he was an assistant professor and research director at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Nield also served as the manager of the Flight Integration Office for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.

Gary Lai

Gary Lai

Status: Retired
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Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 3/31/2022
Last Flight: 3/31/2022

Gary Lai is the Chief Architect of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and capsule.
DoB unknown.

Mission

NS-20

Type: Tourism

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

Mission patch for NS-20

Location

West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch

Corn Ranch, USA

21 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 21 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 21 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.

Landing

NS4 has landed at Corn Ranch Landing Pad after its sixth 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
Ken & Judy
3 months ago

The 4th flight of Shepard and it will be on Saturday night live?.
What will they think of next .?
No dancing monkeys please.
Good luck to all onboard the new Shepard.

Judy & Ken
Judy & Ken
3 months ago

Good luck all, wish we were going with you .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

P.S there is one missing crew member, ? we can fill this spot if you like Blue Origin.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

P.S.S. You are a lucky guy Gary being the new number 6th plus , you are very qualified so the best of Aussie luck matey.
We are with you in spirit on this trip.

MOcala
MOcala
3 months ago

Is this another (Up/Down) Disney “E Ticket” Ride or are they actually going to orbit? Starting to wonder if we will see any progress.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  MOcala
3 months ago

I am not aware of any aspirations for an orbital launch.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
3 months ago

Agree folks , reckon its a quick “up and down” and back for lunch.
Lets hope there is a bigger picture to come .?

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

Jeff Bezos is another provider of future air and space museum relics.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

Great launch to the roaring twenties and great webcast coverage Blue Origin lets do it again .