The human need to explore is deep within all of us. From the expeditions of our ancestors to modern-day adventures, we live in a unique time in which we can pioneer new horizons. At Blue Origin, we believe now is the time to open the promise of space to all. Because Earth—in all its beauty—is just our starting point.
Long distance tracking of Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle as it makes its first flight, carrying its crew capsule to 307,000 feet and returning it safely to Earth.
Highlights from Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle as it makes its first developmental test flight.
Blue Origin announces that it will manufacture and fly its orbital launch vehicle from the historic shores of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.
Historic Rocket Landing
Blue Origin HQ
November 23, 2015
Our vision: millions of people living and working in space. You can’t get there by throwing the hardware away. Watch the re-flight!
A Southwest Research Institute experiment designed to better understand the rocky soil on small, near-Earth asteroids is flying aboard the next flight of Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard space vehicle. Principal Investigator: Dr. Dan Durda
A University of Central Florida experiment designed to mimic impacts between objects in microgravity is flying aboard the next flight of Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard space vehicle. Principal Investigator: Dr. Joshua Colwell
New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.