New Shepard is ushering in a new generation of astronauts.

Soar Above the Kármán Line

Return to Earth, Forever Changed

New Shepard astronauts ascend toward space at more than three times the speed of sound. They pass the Kármán line, the internationally recognized boundary of space 62 miles (100 km) above Earth, before unbuckling to float weightless and gaze at our planet. The crew returns gently under parachutes, forever changed.

Inside the Capsule

Every Seat is a Window Seat

Gaze upon Earth from giant windows comprising one-third of the capsule’s surface area. The spacious and pressurized capsule seats six and is climate-controlled for comfort.

Learn, Train, Fly

Time to Train

Our on-site astronaut training program is meticulously designed to teach everything you’ll need to know for a safe spaceflight. Over two days, you’ll learn about New Shepard’s mission profile, safety systems, zero-g protocols, and execute mission simulations.

Welcome to West Texas

The Pioneering Spirit of Launch Site One

Spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing abound at Launch Site One, nestled in the Guadalupe Mountains near Van Horn, TX. You and your crew will stay at Astronaut Village, cultivating fellowship and memories to last a lifetime.

For the Benefit of Earth

Fully Reusable and Carbon-Free

Nearly 99% of New Shepard’s dry mass is reused, including its capsule, booster, and engine. During flight, the only byproduct of New Shepard’s engine combustion is water vapor with no carbon emissions.

Safety at the Center

Safety, Our Highest Priority

New Shepard began flying humans in 2021 following the conclusion of a rigorous flight test program. The crew capsule has numerous redundant safety systems. Its crew escape system has been successfully tested three times, demonstrating that it can activate safely during any phase of flight.

Join a new generation of astronauts.