New Shepard on the launch pad at sunrise with the West Texas desert in the background.
News | Jun 4, 2022

Blue Origin Successfully Completes 21st Mission

Mission NS-21 is New Shepard’s Fifth Crewed Flight

Today, Blue Origin successfully completed its fifth human spaceflight and the 21st flight for the New Shepard program. The astronaut crew included: Evan Dick, Katya Echazarreta, Hamish Harding, Victor Correa Hespanha, Jaison Robinson, and Victor Vescovo. 

The NS-21 crew poses for their official portrait wearing blue flight suits.

The NS-21 crew. Left to right: Victor Vescovo, Victor Correa Hespanha, Katya Echazarreta, Jaison Robinson, Hamish Harding, and Evan Dick. 

“It was an honor to fly this special crew of explorers and true pioneers today,” said Phil Joyce, Senior Vice President, New Shepard. “Thank you to the entire New Shepard team for your tireless work and dedication to this program. Each mission is an opportunity to provide another six people the life-changing experience of witnessing the beauty and fragility of our planet from space. It’s one step in realizing our vision of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth.”  

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In case you missed it, view a full replay of today’s flight below.

NS-21 is Go for Launch

June 3, 2022

The New Shepard mission operations team has given the “Go” to proceed to launch tomorrow, June 4, after completion of the Launch Readiness Evaluation.   

Live launch coverage begins on at T-60 minutes. The NS-21 launch window opens at 8:00 a.m. CDT / 13:00 UTC from Launch Site One in West Texas. Follow Blue Origin on Twitter to stay up to date on all mission details.

NS-21 targets liftoff on June 4

May 31, 2022

Blue Origin today announced NS-21 will lift off from Launch Site One on Saturday, June 4. The launch window opens at 8:00 a.m. CDT / 13:00 UTC. The webcast will start at T-60 minutes. 

The crew includes: investor and NS-19 Astronaut Evan Dick; electrical engineer and former NASA test lead Katya Echazarreta; business jet pilot and Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding; civil production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha; adventurer and Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson; and explorer and co-founder of private equity firm Insight Equity Victor Vescovo, Commander, USN (Ret.). 

Headshots of the six NS-21 crewmembers.

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