New Shepard – Blue Origin Family: Blue Origin Length: 15 meters Diameter: 3.7 meters Launch Mass: 75 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 The New Shepard was manufactured by Blue Origin with the first launch on 2015-04-29. New Shepard has 14 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 14 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. Manufacturer 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. Blue Origin is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2000 and is administered by CEO: Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin has 14 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 14 launches.