Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard NS-12 Mission has completed a mission in early December, which marked a milestone in the company’s pursuit of human spaceflight.
This mission was another step towards verifying New Shepard for human spaceflight as Blue Origin continues to mature the safety and reliability of the vehicle.
This was the sixth flight for this particular New Shepard vehicle. Blue Origin has so far reused two boosters five times each consecutively, so today marks a record with this booster also completing its sixth flight to space and back.
This particular rocket has been an operational payload vehicle for several flights, meaning there are no more updates to the system. This was also the ninth commercial payload mission for New Shepard, and we are proud to be have flown our 100th customer on board.
It’s the 6th flight for this particular New Shepard vehicle, marking the first time a Blue Origin booster has made this many consecutive flights (the previous booster flew five times consecutively) - all with minimal refurbishment between flights.
This particular rocket has been an operational payload vehicle for several flights, meaning there are no more updates to the system.
This will also be the 9th commercial payload mission for New Shepard, and Blue Origin said it is proud to be flying its 100th customer on board.
Also on the vehicle are thousands of postcards from students around the world for its non-profit Club for the Future. The Club's mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help visualise the future of life in space.
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