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The Experience

The Capsule

With room for six astronauts, the spacious and pressurized crew capsule is environmentally-controlled for comfort and every astronaut gets their own window seat. The vehicle is fully autonomous. There are no pilots.

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The interior of the New Shepard crew capsule.

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Safety, Blue Origin's Top Mission

Blue Origin has been flight testing New Shepard and its redundant safety systems since 2012. The program has had 18 successful consecutive missions including three successful escape tests, showing the crew escape system can activate safely in any phase of flight.

Video: Safety, Blue Origin's Top Mission Learn About Safety
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New Shepard Crew Capsule descends from space on Mission NS-15. (April 14, 2021)

Environmental Measures

Protecting Our Planet

Building a road to space starts with reusable vehicles and New Shepard is the first step in realizing that mission. The entire New Shepard system has been designed for operational reusability and minimal maintenance between flights from day one to decrease the cost of access to space and reduce waste. Nearly 99% of New Shepard’s dry mass is reused, including the booster, capsule, ring fin, engine, landing gear, and parachutes. New Shepard’s BE-3PM engine is fueled by highly efficient and clean liquid oxygen and hydrogen. During flight, the only byproduct of New Shepard’s engine combustion is water vapor with no carbon emissions.

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The view from space on Mission NS-15. (April 14, 2021)

Research and development

Human-Tended Research Opportunities

New Shepard payload flights have supported a wide range of research, education, and technology development. Now, with astronauts on board, we can add skilled hands, extending the laboratory to space and training crews for real-world flight operations.

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Astronauts inside of the New Shepard crew capsule.

Send Something to Space With Blue

Fly Your Research and Technology

Whether you’re a school who wants your own space program for the cost of sports uniforms or a researcher using microgravity to test your technology, New Shepard is enabling low cost, frequent access to space.


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New Shepard payload customers at the landing site after Mission 8.

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Votre vol aller-retour vers l’espace

T-35 Minutes

T-35 Minutes

Entrez dans la capsule et attachez votre ceinture pour votre vol.

T-0 Minutes

T-0 Minutes

Décollage !

T+3 Minutes

T+3 Minutes

L’apesanteur commence lorsque la capsule se sépare du booster.

T+3-5 Minutes

T+3-5 Minutes

Flottement libre dans la capsule pendant plusieurs minutes en apesanteur, franchissement de la ligne de Kármán et élévation au-dessus de 100 kilomètres.

T+5 Minutes

T+5 Minutes

Attachez votre ceinture pour la descente en vol libre de la capsule vers la Terre à l’aide de parachutes.

T+7.5 Minutes

T+7.5 Minutes

Le booster atterrit sur l’aire de lancement dans l’ouest du Texas.

T+11 Minutes

T+11 Minutes

La capsule se pose en douceur grâce à un système de rétro-poussée qui crée un coussin d’air pour un atterrissage en douceur.

T+21 Minutes

T+21 Minutes

Le sas s’ouvre alors que vos hôtes et les guides de CrewMember 7 vous accueillent pour faire la fête.