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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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Su vuelo de ida y vuelta al espacio

T-35 minutos

T-35 minutos

Entre en la cápsula y abróchese para el vuelo.

T-0 minutos

T-0 minutos

¡Despegue!

T+3 minutos

T+3 minutos

Comienza la ingravidez al separarse la cápsula del cohete.

T+3-5 minutos

T+3-5 minutos

Flote libremente en la cápsula durante varios minutos en gravedad cero, sobrepasando la línea de Kármán y ascendiendo más de 100 kilómetros.

T+5 minutos

T+5 minutos

Vuelva a abrocharse para la caída de descenso en paracaidas de la cápsula de vuelta a la Tierra.

T+7.5 minutos

T+7.5 minutos

El propulsor aterriza en la rampa de Texas occidental.

T+11 minutos

T+11 minutos

La cápsula aterriza suavemente gracias al colchón de aire creado por el sistema retropropulsor.

T+21 minutos

T+21 minutos

Se abre la escotilla para que sus invitados y los guías de CrewMember 7 le reciban para celebrarlo.