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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2022 09:21 pm »
I do not think that New Shepard can be turned around that quickly, at least not yet, and the NS5 vehicle has not been  completed and shipped to Corn Ranch that anyone is aware of.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2022 01:01 am »
I do not think that New Shepard can be turned around that quickly, at least not yet, and the NS5 vehicle has not been  completed and shipped to Corn Ranch that anyone is aware of.

I think the tweet meant that the NS-22 crew will be revealed on June 13th. You're right that it'll take a while for New Shepard to turn around between launches.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #3 on: 07/22/2022 07:12 pm »
https://www.blueorigin.com/news/new-shepard-ns-22-mission-announcement/

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NEWS | JUL 22, 2022
First Egyptian and Portuguese Astronauts to join Dude Perfect Cofounder on New Shepard’s 22nd Flight

Blue Origin today announced the crew flying on its NS-22 mission will include Dude Perfect cofounder Coby Cotton, Portuguese entrepreneur Mário Ferreira, British-American mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien, technology leader Clint Kelly III, Egyptian engineer Sara Sabry, and telecommunications executive Steve Young. Sara will become the first person from Egypt to fly to space; Mário will become the first from Portugal. Vanessa will become the first woman to reach extremes on land, sea, and air, completing the Explorers’ Extreme Trifecta, a Guinness World Record. 

Each astronaut will carry a postcard to space on behalf of Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, whose Postcards to Space program gives students access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. The Club’s mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM for the benefit of Earth.  

This mission will be the sixth human flight for the New Shepard program, the third flight this year, and the 22nd in its history. The flight date will be announced soon. 

MEET THE CREW 

Coby Cotton

Coby is one of the five cofounders of the YouTube channel Dude Perfect, the most-subscribed sports channel on YouTube and one of the most popular in the world with more than 57 million followers. He co-founded the sports entertainment channel known for specializing in trick shots and comedy videos in 2009 with his college roommates Garrett Hilbert, Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, and his brother, Cory Cotton. 

Coby’s seat is sponsored by MoonDAO, whose mission is to decentralize access to space exploration. MoonDAO members voted to have Coby represent them on this flight. 

Mário Ferreira

Mário is a Portuguese entrepreneur, investor, and President of Pluris Investments Group, which includes more than 40 companies spanning tourism, media (TV and radio), real estate, insurance, and renewable energy. A passionate adventurer, Mário raced the Dakar, the world's most difficult car rally, in 2007, ran the London Marathon in 2010, and has been a scuba diver since he was 20. In 2003, Mário was decorated by the President of Portugal with the title of “Comendador.” 

Vanessa O’Brien

Vanessa is a British-American explorer. Following NS-22, Vanessa will become the first woman to reach extremes on land, sea, and air, completing the Explorers' Extreme Trifecta, a Guinness World Record. Vanessa will become the first woman to reach the Earth’s highest peak (Mt. Everest), its deepest (Challenger Deep), and cross the Kármán line, the internationally recognized boundary of space. She is an advocate for climate change and a champion for women’s equality and education, carrying the UN Women’s flag to the summit of K2. 

Clint Kelly III

Clint managed research and technology programs focused primarily on computer science and robotics while in government and in industry. In 1984, he started the Autonomous Land Vehicle project while at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and is credited with starting the development of the technology base leading to today’s driverless cars. He and his wife have photographed wildlife on every continent from the High Arctic to Antarctica with an emphasis on big cats, polar bears, and all 21 species of penguins. 

Sara Sabry

Sara is an Egyptian mechanical and biomedical engineer, and founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a nonprofit aiming to increase accessibility for space research. She became Egypt’s first female analog astronaut in 2021 after completing a two-week Moon mission simulating the extreme conditions astronauts experience in orbital space. Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the American University in Cairo and a master’s in biomedical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. She is currently pursuing a PhD in aerospace sciences with a focus on space suit design. Sara is fluent in Arabic, French, and English, and currently resides in Berlin.  

Sara’s seat is sponsored by Space for Humanity (S4H), a nonprofit whose mission is to expand access to space for all of humanity. S4H also sponsored NS-21 astronaut Katya Echazarreta’s seat. 

Steve Young

Steve is the former CEO of Young’s Communications LLC (Y-COM), the largest telecommunications contractor in the state of Florida under his leadership from 1992 to 2021. An avid fisherman, Steve serves as Governor of the Board at Eau Gallie Yacht Club and Committee Member of the Space Coast Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). He is also a large community contributor through Trinity Group, his giving foundation, and owns Pineapples, a new restaurant in Melbourne, Florida. 

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #4 on: 07/23/2022 02:50 am »

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1550556934834532352?cxt=HHwWgMCljaXU14QrAAAA

No official launch date has been set in either the press release or the tweet. It will be interesting to see what it will be and if it will break the turnaround record set between NS-20 and NS-22 of 51 days.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #5 on: 07/23/2022 03:19 pm »
Mário Ferreira is a shareholder of Virgin Galactic and was supposed to fly with them...

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #6 on: 07/29/2022 03:29 pm »
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NS-22 is targeting liftoff from Launch Site One on Thursday, August 4. The launch window opens at 8:30 AM CT / 13:30 UTC. Learn more about symbolism embedded in the #NS22 mission patch: bit.ly/3zHGTmz

https://www.blueorigin.com/news/new-shepard-ns-22-mission-announcement/

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NEWS | JUL 29, 2022
First Egyptian and Portuguese Astronauts to join Dude Perfect Cofounder on New Shepard’s 22nd Flight
NS-22 targets liftoff on August 4

Blue Origin today announced its sixth human flight, NS-22, will lift off from Launch Site One on Thursday, August 4. The launch window opens at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. The webcast will start at T-30 minutes.

Additionally, Blue Origin released the NS-22 mission patch. A few of the symbols embedded in the design include: 

The Pyramids of Egypt represent Sara Sabry’s heritage and celebrate her accomplishment as the country’s first astronaut. 

The Mariana Trench represents Vanessa O’Brien’s feat in reaching Challenger Deep, Earth’s deepest point. 

The crew capsule is depicted as a basketball, symbolizing Dude Perfect’s trick shots and Coby Cotton’s role in co-founding the company.

Magellan’s ship represents Mário Ferreira’s Portuguese heritage and lifelong passion for adventure. 

The fish swimming below Magellan’s ship symbolize Steve Young’s passion for fishing.

The stagecoach represents Clint Kelly III’s aspirations for humanity’s reach into the new frontier of space. 

New Shepard’s booster and the West Texas mountains are also represented in the patch.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #7 on: 07/29/2022 04:54 pm »
If everything goes well, we’ll get a trifecta on the 4th.

- SBIRS-GEO 4 at 10:29 UTC (6:29 AM EDT)

- NS-22 at 13:30 UTC (8:30 AM CDT)

- Danuri (KPLO) at 23:08 UTC (7:08 PM EDT)
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #8 on: 07/29/2022 06:51 pm »
If everything goes well, we’ll get a trifecta on the 4th.

- SBIRS-GEO 4 at 10:29 UTC (6:29 AM EDT)

- NS-22 at 13:30 UTC (8:30 AM CDT)

- Danuri (KPLO) at 23:08 UTC (7:08 PM EDT)

Actually there should also be a chinese launch from Taiyuan that same day

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #9 on: 08/01/2022 03:24 pm »
Van Horn, TX (Blue Origin Corn Ranch spaceport) temporary restriction: From August 04, 2022 at 1130 UTC to To August 04, 2022 at 2030 UTC Altitude: From the surface to space..

https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status/1554101671361499138

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #10 on: 08/02/2022 05:53 pm »
Crewed Suborbital Launch: 03 of 2022

MS-22 | Blue Origin | August 04 | 0930 ET

@blueorigin to launch its 3rd flight of 2022; #NS22 is its 6th human spaceflight, which features the first Egyptian and Portuguese ever going to space.

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1554502647926988801

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #11 on: 08/02/2022 06:18 pm »
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The crew of #NS22. 
 
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #12 on: 08/02/2022 06:24 pm »
August 4 UTC (orbital) Launchapalooza!

Goumang and two other satellites, CZ-4B, Taiyuan, 03:08
Successful

NROL-199, Electron, Mahia Peninsula, 05:00
Successful

SBIRS-GEO 6, Atlas V 421, Cape Canaveral, 10:29
Successful

Experimental spaceplane, CZ-2F/T4, Jiuquan, ~16:00
Successful

Danuri a.k.a KPLO, Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral, 23:08
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And suborbital

NS-22 crewed flight, New Shepherd, Corn Ranch TX, 13:56
Successful
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #13 on: 08/03/2022 08:21 pm »
#NewShepard is “Go” for launch tomorrow from Launch Site One. #NS22

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1554906941402427392

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #14 on: 08/03/2022 08:22 pm »
6th crewed flight of #BlueOrigin's #NewShepard vehicle

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #15 on: 08/04/2022 01:47 am »
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The crew of #NS22 have been certified as ready to fly to space by CrewMember 7 Sarah Knights. Launch window opens tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. CDT / 13:30 UTC. 🚀

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« Reply #17 on: 08/04/2022 01:06 pm »
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The crew of #NS22 atop the launch tower as they complete final preparations for their journey to space. Learn more about the people aboard today’s mission:

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #18 on: 08/04/2022 01:29 pm »
Now live:

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #19 on: 08/04/2022 01:57 pm »
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#NewShepard has cleared the tower, the #NS22 crew are on their way to space. 🚀
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« Reply #20 on: 08/04/2022 01:58 pm »
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#NewShepard has passed through Max-Q, the point of maximum dynamic pressure on the vehicle. #NS22

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #21 on: 08/04/2022 01:59 pm »
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LAUNCH! Blue Origin's New Shepard NS-22 launches on a suborbital crewed hop from West Texas.

Overview Article:
nasaspaceflight.com/2022/08/ns-22-… - by Joseph Navin (@josephanavin).

Blue Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=F-UgZL…

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« Reply #22 on: 08/04/2022 01:59 pm »
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Main engine cut-off (MECO). #NS22

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« Reply #23 on: 08/04/2022 02:00 pm »
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Capsule separation confirmed by flight controllers. The #NS22 crew is experiencing weightlessness.

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« Reply #24 on: 08/04/2022 02:01 pm »
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Crew Capsule apogee confirmed. Official mission stats to follow after landing. #NS22

Edit to add: approximate apogee from webcast was 351,231 ft
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #25 on: 08/04/2022 02:05 pm »
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The #NewShepard booster has landed! Eight successful landings for this vehicle, all serving our human spaceflight program. #NS22

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1555193154596487168
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #26 on: 08/04/2022 02:07 pm »
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The mains are out. #NS22 is now descending back to Launch Site One at a smooth 16 mph / 26 km/h.

Edit to add: clearly audible on the webcast

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New Shepard/NS-22: Crew cabin chatter after parachute deploy: "We're not going to die!" (laughter)... "Oh my gosh"

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #27 on: 08/04/2022 02:08 pm »
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Capsule touchdown—welcome back, #NS22 crew!

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And the capsule has landed, just over 10 minutes since launch.
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« Reply #28 on: 08/04/2022 02:25 pm »
Coby Cotton yelling "we're not going to die!" after the main parachutes deployed was hilarious.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #29 on: 08/04/2022 02:46 pm »
twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202636571607041

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Key stats from today’s mission, a 🧵:

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202626715025409

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The crew capsule reached an apogee of 347,585 ft AGL / 351,232 ft MSL (106 km AGL / 107 km MSL)

twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202631509118977

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The booster reached an apogee of 347,219 ft AGL / 350,866 ft MSL (106 km AGL / 107 km MSL)

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202631509118977

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Official launch time was 8:56:07 AM CDT / 13:56:07 UTC. Capsule landing occurred at 9:06:27 AM CDT / 14:06:27 UTC.

twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202634206052354

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The mission elapsed time was 10 min 20 sec; the max ascent velocity was 2,239 mph / 3,603 km/h.

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1555202636571607041

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23rd consecutive successful crew capsule landing (every flight in the program, including a pad escape test in 2012); eighth consecutive booster landing for this vehicle.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #30 on: 08/04/2022 03:18 pm »
Replay New Shepherd Mission NS-22 webcast:


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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #31 on: 08/04/2022 05:35 pm »
https://www.blueorigin.com/news/ns-22-mission-updates/

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NEWS | AUG 4, 2022
Blue Origin Successfully Completes 22nd Mission to Space

Today, Blue Origin successfully completed its sixth human spaceflight and the 22nd flight for the New Shepard program. The astronaut crew included: Coby Cotton, Mário Ferreira, Vanessa O’Brien, Clint Kelly III, Sara Sabry, and Steve Young. 

The crew achieved three historic firsts:

Sara Sabry became the first person from Egypt to fly to space.

Vanessa O’Brien became the first woman to reach extremes on land (Mt. Everest), sea (Challenger Deep), and air (pass the Kármán line), completing the Explorers’ Extreme Trifecta, a Guinness World Record. 

Mário Ferreira became the first person from Portugal to fly to space.

“It’s an honor for our team to provide our customers with a life-changing shift in perspective of our fragile planet,” said Phil Joyce, Senior Vice President, New Shepard. “It's been just over a year since New Shepard’s first human flight, and we have now flown 31 humans above the Kármán line. Thank you to these early pioneers in helping us realize our vision of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth.”

If you’re interested in flying on New Shepard as an astronaut or flying a payload on a future mission, visit BlueOrigin.com. You can also purchase commemorative merchandise from today’s mission at the Blue Origin Shop.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #33 on: 08/04/2022 08:14 pm »
How many people are watching these launches now? Smooth operation is good, but is there much "Space" excitement left around NS?

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« Reply #34 on: 08/04/2022 08:35 pm »
How many people are watching these launches now? Smooth operation is good, but is there much "Space" excitement left around NS?

A simple check shows that at least 2,700 people tuned in to watch the webcast. More will watch over the coming hours and days.

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« Reply #35 on: 08/04/2022 08:55 pm »
How many people are watching these launches now? Smooth operation is good, but is there much "Space" excitement left around NS?

The NS-22 video on Blue Origin's youtube channel has 160,000 + views.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #37 on: 08/04/2022 09:57 pm »

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #38 on: 08/04/2022 10:01 pm »
#BlueOrigin's #NewShepard boosters overview as of Aug 4, 2022..

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1555213649987477505


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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #39 on: 08/04/2022 10:58 pm »
We've got a thread for this:

What should we call people who pay to fly to space
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=53836.0

[zubenelgenubi: I split/merged 9 posts to the above-mentioned thread.]
« Last Edit: 08/05/2022 06:45 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #40 on: 08/05/2022 06:24 am »
I've updated my New Shepard capsule touchdown position map to include NS-22.
You can view it here :) https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1rVNJphDWfkNr25PvGNp8p5ekijpspaf0&usp=sharing

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #41 on: 08/05/2022 06:01 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #42 on: 08/06/2022 03:00 am »
I believe this is the video you are looking for:

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #43 on: 08/08/2022 04:34 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

The same reason the Falcon 9 launch number didn't reset when SpaceX started launching people. Or between block 1.0 and 1.1, etc.

Having a big number of successful flights looks good.
"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to." - Elon Musk
"There are lies, damned lies, and launch schedules." - Larry J

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #44 on: 08/09/2022 01:35 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

The same reason the Falcon 9 launch number didn't reset when SpaceX started launching people. Or between block 1.0 and 1.1, etc.

Having a big number of successful flights looks good.
Huh? SpaceX doesn't do that. They don't call it "flight 74" or whatever. I don't think anyone else names their flight after what launch number it is but Blue.


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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #45 on: 08/09/2022 04:14 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

The same reason the Falcon 9 launch number didn't reset when SpaceX started launching people. Or between block 1.0 and 1.1, etc.

Having a big number of successful flights looks good.
Huh? SpaceX doesn't do that. They don't call it "flight 74" or whatever. I don't think anyone else names their flight after what launch number it is but Blue.

What numbering / naming system would you recommend Blue Origin do instead?
"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to." - Elon Musk
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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #46 on: 08/09/2022 05:04 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

The same reason the Falcon 9 launch number didn't reset when SpaceX started launching people. Or between block 1.0 and 1.1, etc.

Having a big number of successful flights looks good.
Huh? SpaceX doesn't do that. They don't call it "flight 74" or whatever. I don't think anyone else names their flight after what launch number it is but Blue.

What numbering / naming system would you recommend Blue Origin do instead?
I don't think they should do any specific thing, I was just curious about why they were doing what they do.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #47 on: 08/09/2022 05:40 pm »
Totally different question - why hasn't Blue reset their launch number?
Most all of the NS launches were test stuff, why not reset the number at zero for operational/crewed flights?

The same reason the Falcon 9 launch number didn't reset when SpaceX started launching people. Or between block 1.0 and 1.1, etc.

Having a big number of successful flights looks good.
Huh? SpaceX doesn't do that. They don't call it "flight 74" or whatever. I don't think anyone else names their flight after what launch number it is but Blue.

What numbering / naming system would you recommend Blue Origin do instead?
I don't think they should do any specific thing, I was just curious about why they were doing what they do.

Sometimes it's best just not to overthink something that's pretty straight forward. It's a simple, easy to grok numbering.

If they had changed it, I'm sure we'd be seeing conspiracy theories left and right as to what Blue was trying to hide, etc.. ::)

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #48 on: 08/16/2022 12:30 pm »
Does anyone know when the next NS launch will be? Early October?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #49 on: 08/16/2022 12:43 pm »
For the RSS First Step/NS4 vehicle, we can only guess it could fly in late September or early October based on a rough two month turnaround.  It is also possible that RSS H.G. Wells/NS3 flies again as happened last year.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #51 on: 10/31/2022 08:31 pm »
The NS-22 suborbital mission already happened this year and is covered at this thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56799.0

It's definitely best to merge these threads ASAP.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #52 on: 11/05/2022 01:06 pm »

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Re: New Shepard - NS-22 Crewed - 4 August 2022
« Reply #53 on: 11/07/2022 02:53 pm »
Other vehicles as well

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1580810570713833472
putting NS on that list is like calling a 787 and a bycicle both "vehicles". While true, it misses the meaning. Orbital launch is SOO far different from a big sounding rocket. To quote Ted Striker "It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether".

This isn't to say that NS is "bad". Its not, its really awesome what its doing. However, it shouldn't be lumped together with orbital vehicles.
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