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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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您往返太空的飞行

T-35分钟

T-35分钟

进入太空舱并系好安全带,准备飞行。

T-0分钟

T-0分钟

升空!

T+3分钟

T+3分钟

当太空舱与助推器分离时,失重状态开始。

T+3-5 分钟

T+3-5 分钟

在零重力状态下,在太空舱内自由漂浮数分钟,经过卡门线并上升到海拔100公里以上。

T+5分钟

T+5分钟

系好安全带,让太空舱在降落伞保护下自由漂浮下降,返回地球。

T+7.5分钟

T+7.5分钟

助推器在西得克萨斯州的平台上着陆。

T+11分钟

T+11分钟

反推力系统制造出一个空气枕以实现软着陆,太空舱平稳着陆。

T+21分钟

T+21分钟

舱门打开,您邀请的宾客和“7号乘员”的向导一起迎接您,共同庆祝。