Blue Origin - New Shepard NS-19 Mission patch.
Dec. 11, 2021
Blue Origin NS-19: New Shepard’s liftoff
The New Shepard reusable launch system was launched from and landed at Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in West Texas, on 11 December 2021, at 15:02 UTC (09:02 CST). For the first time, the New Shepard capsule carried six passengers to space for this New Shepard launch vehicle (NS-19).
Blue Origin today successfully completed the third human spaceflight - the first with six passengers on board. The passengers manifest included, Laura Shepard Churchley, Michael Strahan, Evan Dick, Dylan Taylor, Cameron Bess, and Lane Bess.
Image above: The crew of New Shepard NS-19. Pictured from left to right: Dylan Taylor, Lane Bess, Cameron Bess, Laura Shepard Churchley, Michael Strahan, and Evan Dick.
“We had a great flight today. This was our sixth flight in what has been a great year for the New Shepard program. We flew 14 astronauts to space, flew a NASA payload flight that tested lunar landing sensors and completed our certification test flights,” said Bob Smith, CEO Blue Origin.
Blue Origin NS-19: New Shepard’s third human spaceflight
“I want to thank our payload customers, our astronauts and, of course, Team Blue for these many important accomplishments. I am so proud to be part of this dedicated and hard-working team that ensures that each and every flight of New Shepard is safe and reliable. And it’s fun to say that this is just the beginning.”
New Shepard capsule landing
Blue Origin is planning several crewed and payload flights in 2022. If you are interested in flying on New Shepard, visit our website: https://www.blueorigin.com/
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Blue Origin/Gradatim Ferociter/SciNews/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.