LOCATION - West Texas, USA
DURATION - 3 Days Including Training (11 Minute Flight)
AVAILABILITY - Available soon
REQUIRED TRAINING - 2 Days
New Shepard flew its first astronaut crew to space on July 20, 2021. New Shepard is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing suborbital launch vehicle developed by Blue Origin. You’ll accelerate at Mach 3 and experience 3 g’s you launch into space. You’ll return to Earth via a parachute landing. All 6 astronauts in the capsule get a window seat next to the largest windows in spaceflight history, which make up one third of the capsule.
T - 2 Days: Arrive in West Texas - Travel to the New Shepard launch site in the isolated, high desert Texas plains.
T - 1 Day: Training - Prepare for your flight in an all-day training session which includes safety briefings, vehicle overviews, a mission simulation and instructions on in-flight activities.
T - 30 Minutes: Complete pre-launch checks and board New Shepard from the launch tower.
Liftoff: The capsule and booster will launch vertically from the launchpad. You will experience 3 g’s for 2.5 minutes before gliding into space. In space, you’ll report altitude, speed, time, and g-force to Mission Control. After the capsule separates from the booster you will release your harness and experience weightlessness while viewing the Earth from space.
Descent: Descend gently into the desert under three independent parachutes.
Blue Origin will capture your experience with high-definition videos and photos. Participants will receive early access to future Blue Origin orbital missions.
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Named after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to go to space, New Shepard is a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line.