Soar with Blue Origin

Watch an animated journey of spaceflight with Blue Origin

Our spaceflight experience offers aspiring astronauts a glimpse of the future and the opportunity to help humanity get there

Following a thrilling launch, you’ll soar over 100 km above Earth—beyond the internationally recognized edge of space. You’ll help extend the legacy of space explorers who have come before you, while pioneering access to the space frontier for all.

Crossing Into Space Atop a Rocket

Sitting atop a 60-foot-tall rocket in a capsule designed for six people, you’ll feel the engine ignite and rumble under you as you climb through the atmosphere. Accelerating at more than 3 Gs to faster than Mach 3, you will count yourself as one of the few who have gone these speeds and crossed into space.

Unparalleled views

Our New Shepard capsule features the largest windows in spaceflight history. These windows make up a third of the capsule, immersing you in the vastness of space and life-changing views of our blue planet.

Weightlessness

As the main engine cuts off, your capsule will separate from its booster and perfect stillness will surround you. You’ll release your harness and experience the freedom of weightlessness.

THE ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE

Hear a firsthand account of spaceflight from Blue Origin's veteran astronauts

Astronaut Timeline

T-2 days: Arrival in West Texas

Two days before your flight, you’ll travel with your guests to the New Shepard launch site in the beautiful high desert plains. The area’s isolation lends clarity and focus as you prepare for the experience of a lifetime.

T-1 day: Training

The day before launch, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the most of your experience as an astronaut. The active and fun day-long session will help you feel comfortable and prepared for spaceflight and your responsibilities as an astronaut.

Training includes mission and vehicle overviews, in-depth safety briefings, mission simulation, and instruction on your in-flight activities such as operational procedures, communications, and maneuvering in a weightless environment.

T-30 minutes: The Morning of

As the sun rises over the launch site, we’ll complete final pre-launch checks and clear you for flight. Anticipation mounting, you’ll ascend the launch tower step-by-step to the rocket, climb through the hatch and prepare for countdown. After you’re strapped in, you’ll receive final clearance to launch and conduct a final communications and readiness check.

Liftoff: The Main Event – Spaceflight

The combined capsule and booster will launch vertically from the launch pad. You’ll accelerate, experiencing over 3 Gs for 150 seconds before the booster engine cuts off, and the vehicle glides into space. You’ll communicate with Mission Control about altitude, speed, time, and G force as the Earth retreats through your window.

As the sky fades to black and you coast into space, a perfect silence will surround you. Your capsule will separate from the booster, and you’ll receive clearance to release your harness. You’ll marvel in weightless freedom and lose yourself in breathtaking views through the largest windows in spaceflight history. Having crossed over the Kármán Line into space, you will have earned your astronaut wings.

Before descent, a signal will direct you to return to your seat and strap in. You’ll experience peak forces of over 5 Gs before parachutes deploy and thrusters fire to reduce your speed for a soft landing back on Earth. You’ll land just miles from where you launched.

Post-flight: Beyond Your Flight

Your journey is hardly over at landing. We’ll help you capture and remember your experience with high definition videos, pictures, and mementos from your flight. You can share these with friends and family for a lifetime.

You’ll also belong to an exclusive Blue Origin alumni network—a community of modern space pioneers. Make history with a suborbital flight, and you will receive early access to purchase tickets for our future orbital missions.