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NS-22

New Shepard

Blue Origin

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Coby Cotton

Coby Cotton

Status: Retired
7/17/1987 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Coby is one of the five cofounders of the YouTube channel Dude Perfect, which he co-founded with his college roommates Garrett Hilbert, Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, and his brother, Cory Cotton.

Mário Ferreira

Mário Ferreira

Status: Retired
1/15/1968 -
Nationality: Portuguese
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Mário is a Portuguese entrepreneur, investor, and President of Pluris Investments Group, which includes more than 40 companies spanning tourism, media (TV and radio), real estate, insurance, and renewable energy.

Vanessa O’Brien

Vanessa O’Brien

Status: Retired
12/2/1964 -
Nationality: British-American
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Vanessa Audi Rhys O'Brien is a British and American mountaineer, explorer, aquanaut, author and former business executive. On June 12, 2020, O'Brien became the first woman to reach Earth's highest and lowest points, receiving a Guinness World Record. She became the first American woman to climb K2 and the first British woman to climb K2 (as a result of her dual nationality) on 28 July 2017, successfully leading a team of 12 members to the summit and back on her third attempt. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and a Member of The Scientific Exploration Society (SES).

Clint Kelly III

Clint Kelly III

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Clint managed research and technology programs focused primarily on computer science and robotics while in government and in industry. In 1984, he started the Autonomous Land Vehicle project while at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contributing to the development of the technology used in driverless cars.

Sara Sabry

Sara Sabry

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: Egyptian
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Sara is an Egyptian mechanical and biomedical engineer, and founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a nonprofit aiming to increase accessibility for space research. She became Egypt’s first female analog astronaut in 2021 after completing a two-week Moon mission simulating the extreme conditions astronauts experience in orbital space. Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the American University in Cairo and a master’s in biomedical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Steve Young

Steve Young

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 8/4/2022
Last Flight: 8/4/2022

Steve Young is the former CEO of Young’s Communications LLC (Y-COM), the largest telecommunications contractor in the state of Florida under his leadership from 1992 to 2021.

Mission

NS-22

Type: Tourism

NS-22 is the sixth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Mission patch for NS-22

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 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.

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
19 days ago

New Shepard always a great launch and landing to watch bring it on Origin Blue.!

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
17 days ago

6th flight for 6 more lucky folks, enjoy still wish we were going with yas all.!

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
15 days ago

All the very best folks and enjoy the ride we are with you in spirit.!
Here is “Space for humanity”.!

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
6 days ago

Nice launch folks all a -okay.!