Blue Origin New Shepard

Blue Origin New Shepard

Blue Origin New Shepard

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The Blue Origin New Shepard reusable launch vehicle is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), suborbital manned rocket that is being developed by Blue Origin, a company owned by Amazon.com founder and businessman Jeff Bezos, as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism.The New Shepard makes reference to the first United States astronaut in space, Alan Shepard.

the launch vehicle was to be assembled at the Blue Origin facility near Seattle, Washington. Also in 2006, Blue Origin started the process to build an aerospace testing and operations center on a portion of the Corn Ranch, a land parcel Bezos purchased 40 km north of Van Horn, Texas.

A sub-scale demonstration vehicle made its first flight on November 13, 2006.

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The New Shepard craft is planned to be a vertical take-off/vertical landing (VTOL) system. The New Shepard will be controlled entirely by on-board computers, without ground control. It will be powered by high test peroxide (HTP) and RP-1 kerosene. <ref name="FAA...
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