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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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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

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.

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.

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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宇宙へのフライトと帰還

打ち上げ35分前

打ち上げ35分前

カプセルに入ってシートベルトを締め、フライトに備えます。

打ち上げ時間

打ち上げ時間

発射!

打ち上げ3分後

打ち上げ3分後

カプセルがブースターから切り離され、無重力状態が始まります。

打ち上げ3~5分後

打ち上げ3~5分後

カルマンラインを超えて高度100キロメートル以上に上昇しますので、カプセルの中で数分間、無重力状態で自由に浮遊してください。

打ち上げ5分後

打ち上げ5分後

シートベルトを再び締めてください。カプセルがパラシュートを使って自由落下し、地球に戻ります。

打ち上げ7.5分後

打ち上げ7.5分後

ブースターがテキサス州西部の発射台に着陸します。

打ち上げ11分後

打ち上げ11分後

カプセルがゆっくりと着地します。レトロスラスト·システムが作り出す空気の枕により、静かな着陸が可能です。

打ち上げ21分後

打ち上げ21分後

ハッチが開くとゲストとクルーメンバー7ガイドたちが出迎え、お祝いします。