New Shepard launches sixth suborbital crewed flight

Blue Origin has launched six more space tourists to space onboard New Shepard for the NS-22 mission. The suborbital mission lifted off on August 4 at 8:57 AM CDT (13:57 UTC) from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One located near the town of Van Horn, Texas. The crew consisted of Coby Cotton, Mário Ferreira, Vanessa O’Brien, Clint Kelly, Sara Sabry, and Steve Young. Sara Sabry becomes the first Egyptian astronaut, and Mário Ferreira becomes the first Portuguese astronaut on NS-22. Colby Cotton, the co-founder of the Dude Perfect YouTube channel, was selected for this mission by an online vote. The area around Launch Site One is also known as Corn Ranch, located near Blue Origin’s test site for their BE-4 engine, which will power both United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket and Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket. In addition to this mission being the twenty-second flight for both Blue Origin and the launch vehicle, it is also the third mission for Blue Origin this year. For the NS-22 mission, Blue Origin used the RSS First Step capsule along with the NS4 first stage booster. The booster of the launch vehicle is also called the Propulsion Module. Both RSS (Reusable…

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New Shepard launches sixth suborbital crewed flight

Updated: August 4, 2022 — 10:27 am