Blue Origin successfully completed their third human spaceflight— the first such mission with six astronauts on board.
The astronaut manifest included:
- Laura Shepard Churchley
- Michael Strahan
- Evan Dick
- Dylan Taylor
- Cameron Bess
- Lane Bess
“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.
Bob Smith continued, “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.”
Blue Origin is planning several crewed and payload flights in 2022. If you are interested in flying on New Shepard, visit the company’s website at this direct link...
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All screen capture imagery is courtesy of Blue Origin’s mission streaming webcast.