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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #140 on: 04/25/2023 10:42 pm »
There's nothing that would prevent that particular flight being switched from SS2 to NS or being amended so Dr. Stern could fly on both spacecraft.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #141 on: 05/03/2023 10:47 pm »
Tobacia Brothers story with views of New Shepard hardware inside the Kent factory. Note the (blurry in the background) BE-4 in the BE-4 assembly stand in the fifth screencap.



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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #142 on: 06/06/2023 08:51 am »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1666001066020806656

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At the #FTSpace event this morning, Blue Origin's Bob Smith says New Shepard should be ready to return to flight "in the next few weeks" as the company finishes up work with FAA, nine months after an in-flight anomaly.

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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #143 on: 06/06/2023 03:01 pm »
SpaceNews article:

https://spacenews.com/blue-origin-within-a-few-weeks-of-resuming-new-shepard-flights/

"Speaking at the Financial Times’ “Investing in Space” event June 6, Blue Origin Chief Executive Bob Smith said the company was on the verge of resuming New Shepard launches, pending approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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We knew very soon after the event what exactly happened,” Smith said, saying that the company has been “working through with the FAA on the process by which we go back to flight.”

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“We’re now dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to get through that, as well as getting our system ready to go fly again,” Smith said. “New Shepard, from that standpoint, should be ready to go fly within the next few weeks.

The mishap and the hiatus in launches has not affected demand for space tourism flights on the vehicle, with new customers having signed up in the last nine months. “People saw a very safe system,” he said, with “a real abort scenario where the capsule came down fine and was ready to go the next day.”
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #144 on: 09/12/2023 01:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1701581621810307126

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Blue Origin is working toward flying its New Shepard spacecraft early next month for the first time since an in-flight failure a year ago.

https://arstechnica.com/space/2023/09/a-year-after-new-shepards-accident-blue-origin-may-return-to-flight-next-month/

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The company's tentative plans call for an uncrewed test flight to occur in early October. If all goes well, Blue Origin is then planning its first crewed mission since August 4, 2022, to take place in mid-February of next year.
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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #145 on: 09/13/2023 08:02 pm »
I think there's something to it since we're seeing a bunch of New Shepard videos being suddenly uploaded and reuploaded to YouTube with a new transcript format:






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Re: New Shepard UPDATES thread
« Reply #146 on: 12/12/2023 04:18 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1734619131180204244

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We’re targeting a launch window that opens on Dec. 18 for our next New Shepard payload mission. #NS24 will carry 33 science and research payloads as well as 38,000 @clubforfuture postcards to space. #FortheBenefitofEarth

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