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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
"There are lies, damned lies, and launch schedules." - Larry J

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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.
« Last Edit: 11/07/2022 02:53 pm by deadman1204 »

 

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