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NS-23

New Shepard

Blue Origin

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

NS-23

Type: Suborbital

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.

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.

Landing

NS3 suffered an anomaly during its ninth 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 month ago

Anyone going up with it.?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
29 days ago

Reading the mission description, it doesn’t like it is crewed.

Norman
Norman
1 month ago

Who’s on board?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Norman
29 days ago

Reading the mission description, it doesn’t like it is crewed.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
1 month ago

The crew will be added soon.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
28 days ago

Thanks Space Monkey……..for the info. its going to be full of “air”.?
Wish they asked us we would have gone.????

Allan E. Gaines
Allan E. Gaines
26 days ago

Was this launch previously scheduled for September 3rd, 2022 (Saturday)?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Allan E. Gaines
25 days ago

yes

Gerald
Gerald
18 days ago

Are there any plans to get this bottle rocket into space and accomplish something? As of now, all I see is an expensive carnival ride.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
17 days ago

7 hours till launch ….all going well.???

Sandy
Sandy
16 days ago

Is it possible that I saw this from Stuart Florida this morning at 10:45?? We def saw a rocket and thought it was from Kennedy but I can’t find any info on a FL launch today??

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Sandy
16 days ago

This was launched from TX and there weren’t any launches from FL today.

Luca
Luca
16 days ago

Was this the human rated vehicle they lost today or the other one?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Luca
16 days ago

There was no crew, only science experiments.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
16 days ago

This is not good , glad no humans onboard…..
“Space exploration” is still not a “routine” operation .
Back to the drawing board.?