Blue Origin Launches Jeff Bezos to Space on First Crewed New Shepard Mission

Publisert 20. juli. 2021
Blue Origin is launching a crew to space on the first crewed flight of New Shepard. The crew entails Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen. Wally will become the oldest person to fly to space and Oliver will become the youngest.

Liftoff from West Texas is scheduled for no earlier than 8:00 CDT ( 13:00 UTC).

Coverage: forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...

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  • Great coverage as always!

  • Fantastic! But, I gotta say, after watching so much coverage of Starship, I can't get over how dinky this ship is. Oh well, ONWARD AND UPWARD!!

  • Lets face it Jeff did a good thing with the old woman taking her ti the EDGE of space and it was a PR thing But Really no cares what Blue Origin does they are so far behind SpaceX its a joke and at $28M a seat Virgin Galactic is far better value

  • 80 km isnt space.

    • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • it was a bigger story that Wally Funk was on the flight not caring about Jeff Bezos who just wants to spend our tax money but congrats on good flight we like more great launch

    • ticket riders more beyond the Kamen thin atmosphere, beyond even the Strat, Meso & lower Ion layer. Then classic dive & glide to runway back.

  • Should rename New Shepard to “Blue Organ, the Phallic from earth!”

    • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • It's like Bezos is saying: Now Elon it's your turn. LoL

    • Even NASA can start profiting from this Space Experience Civilianautic theme rides, imagine this... A passenger airline craft, being a merly 1st stage launch by run way, then a

  • Yankee ingenuity, intestinal fortitude and pride. Open for all to see live. Not shrouded in secrecy like Socialist/Communist endeavors! Great ride!

  • Exciting trip. Watched on TV. But, I must put it on record that even the space is not enough for human greed!

  • 2:21:05 Everybody gangsta till altitude goes negative

  • i feel good

  • After touch down, you want the shroud lines to disconnect under tension so that the capsule does not get dragged and tumbled if a gust of wind picks up the chutes.

  • I suspect the person that backed out was none other than Elon Musk.

  • Congratulations to #BlueOrigin

  • They are really killing the word Astronaut... When I buy a ticket to a flight to Los Angeles am I officially a pilot? No! I'm a damn passenger! Please stop calling these people astronauts, they are passengers who purchased a ticket for a short ride to the edge of space!

  • the first cars were only for the rich too now nearly every household has one or several

  • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • well, we could say volumes about this but if one must resume to only 2 words the whole day I must do it this way : Congratulations Jeff!

  • Even NASA can start profiting from this Space Experience Civilianautic theme rides, imagine this... A passenger airline craft, being a merly 1st stage launch by run way, then a classic Space Shuttle, with a rear cover for airo dynamic cover of the boosters on the shuttle, is a now a fuel chamber and a smaller booster at end tip, second stages launch the ticket riders more beyond the Kamen thin atmosphere, beyond even the Strat, Meso & lower Ion layer. Then classic dive & glide to runway back.

  • Congat to you astronaut Wally. The biggest effort of any human to get to space. Well done you.

  • Definite bonus points for the Kerbal replay at the end.

  • Flying with girlfriend! ~ ~ ~

  • I thought this would be a lot cooler, I thought they were going to go up and land as a single stage vehicle. honestly Virgin Galactic seems like a way cooler experience, taking off and landing like a plane to do the same thing. I thought I would feel the exact opposite about it, but now having viewed them both I like the Virgin Galactic sub orbital ride way more with the space shuttle style landing.

    • I dunno.. For myself I like the idea of an escape system. On Virgin they wore parachutes and I don't like parachutes.

  • Fantastic! But, I gotta say, after watching so much coverage of Starship, I can't get over how dinky this ship is. Oh well, ONWARD AND UPWARD!!

  • Imagine if a normal person could afford it.

    • It's a great time to be a millionaire I guess.

  • So much negativity about this, who cares if they aren't in orbit, they earned their wings and title and that's all that matters and all returned safely

    • Most of the grief comes from the title and it's meaning. Many people worked long and hard to be called astronaut as a vocation. A career. Now people get to buy the title and are qualified to do nothing that a train astronaut can do. Some feel that's an injustice. I just think we need some new terminology.

  • Interesting. Hatch opens inwards ...

  • You're here for 2:09:11 ish

  • Space x has nothing to fear unless it is entering the billionaire amusement ride market.

  • I would want to stay at least half an hour in space. Couldn't they make the booster longer so that they go 200km which would mean a much longer freefall. You need time to comprehend what you experience...

    • @Lensflare Deviant Are you sure? Could test it with KSP, but I thought the further up we go the time would go exponentially up.

    • Not without going much faster and much further. They'd probably have to land in the EU somewhere.

  • like whatever

  • It is a carnival ride because it serves no purpose other than to satisfy your jollies. Nobody is saying it is a bad thing, but Bezos acts like this is actually important for getting into space, it isn't.

    • there were research payloads onboard, so its not pointless

  • Hard to imagine going 2200 mph straight up

  • So happy for Wally. She got screwed by NASA in the very sexist early days.

  • Thumbs up as always guys. Not fussed with bezos, but glad to see wally get her space wings.

  • feels like Jeff Bezos is trying too hard , idk tha'ts just my opinion

  • To space? You mean to orbit...

  • Well done Blue Origin team! This rocket lifts off and land so easily. It looks like they been doing this thing for years.

  • Its great they had a safe and successful fight.....Congratulations BLUE ORIGIN AND VIRGIN GALACTIC are nothing more than a ultra expensive Cedar Point ride.....cant wait to see STARSHIP Flight with Humans..

  • Not a good image of the separation. I don't know why that is so given that previous launches had a very good view of separation.

  • If you work hard enough your boss can fly to space too eventually

  • Hello... I think you're missing a little detail... To go into space one needs a heat shield. No heat shield, no space, no Buck Rogers... the heat shield separates the men from the boys..

  • GO BLUE ORIGIN!!!!

  • Strange times.

  • MPH and FT - how quaint!

  • Jared Isaacman wil beat both Bezos and Branson as the first billionaire orbiting Earth on Inspiration4, taking pics of our planet while taking a dump on Crew Dragon's toilet

    • I have the impression the Dennis Tito was a billionaire at the time of his flight (but didn’t actually know).

  • Some of people arguing that they (Bezos bros) are just space tourist not astronaut.. According this stream's commentary he(commentator) said "according to NASA definition whoever fly /go over 80kms -50 mile or above considered as astronaut " & Bezos went approx 107.04 kms (351210 fts)..!

    • They will probably need to redefine some terms at some point.

  • Great coverage as always!

  • Bezos had a more interesting appearance on Southpark

  • Too bad he didn't take the time to dock with the ISS and stop in to say hello. Maybe next year.

  • did he say Guss Grissom in 1886?!

  • when does this ride open at the rollercoaster park?

    • Come up with $25,000,000 and you can go now. Why wait for an amusement park?

  • Big boy toy, that's about it.

  • He is being driven to his vessel in a rivian…….so the carbon footprint will be ok.

  • 1:16:29 "the engine only buns H2 and O2, it is an icredible enviromently friedly rocket...ha ha what a joke. Where does the H2 come from?

    • @Ck digital The Q of 6th but less dense than methane

    • The thrust is also more mighty then in strenght if not speed vs other fuels.

    • @Max Klein yeah pretty much

    • @Onefreeway75 FYI: Making the required amount of hydrogen by electrolysis using Texas' electricity mix generates more CO2 than a kerosene rocket would. It's just generated at the location of the power plant instead of in the rocket engine

    • @Onefreeway75 IF that's how they're making it. Most commercial hydrogen comes from the oil industry.

  • im waiting for the flat earthers to debunk the launch for a giggle

  • Congrats to BO and their first manned flight! Wally, I'm so glad you got to go :)

  • Scary that they were able to open the capsule door from the inside. :)

  • So many jealous triggered nimrods. How sad is that ?

  • For whatever reason today's flight didn't feel like much, maybe it was too quick of a hop or some how it didn't feel (to me) as genuine as Richard's enthusiasm. For the price tag this flight should last at least one full orbit around the planet and then it would be much more attractive as people get enough time to enjoy the view and micro gravity.

    • @biolotoxin459 I'm aware, but even if it was $ 100,000 per customer (x6) they could make it fly high enough that it does one orbit. But I guess for now they'll just milk the clients that can pay the higher price and then offer this extended ride for 250k and 100k for the hop.

  • t looked like the rocket was jumping because of teh camera tracking, and why do they use imperial measurements and not metric as the space world use? 😂😂

  • Great coverage as always! Thanks Jack for getting these killer views. Love your dedication. Thanks Michael for the clickity clack behind the scenes. Great job as always. And thanks to for the commentary. This space stuff wouldn't be the same without it.

  • Any notice the guy that looked like Tony Gonzalez? Is it him?

  • its an Awesome time to be alive...

  • Wow just like a 1960s launch, nothing new ...what's the vision? Advanced mankind or hey its the new 6 adventure ride.

  • great coverage guys

  • Jeff wearing 🤠 cowboy boots 👢 though.😅. This was really amazing to see.👍

  • Hate all you want. I'm still happy about this.

  • After growing up seeing the progression of the US space program to the moon, this is pretty meh.

    • So true! It s just publicity

    • Yep - go to orbit, or go home.

    • Couldn't agree with you more. Blue Horizon and Virgin Galactic are just gimmicks for obscenely wealthy - no real purpose except who has the bigger dick. The phallic shape of Blue Horizon is not lost on the more astute observer.

  • B O success

  • They still have a LOOOONG way to go to get into orbit.

    • @Lensflare Deviant To be fair I wasn't thinking about BO as a whole when I read the original comment, and was just referring to New Shepard. I honestly forgot about New Glenn.

    • @psycho42069 True. The goal of orbit is for the other rocket.. the one unseen and as of yet untested.

    • I don't think they ever plan to. Not the point of this vehicle at all.

  • @2:10:40 I thought I was hearing my mining rigs downstairs lol😂😂😂

  • To paraphrase Pierre Bosquet, it is magnificent but it is not space flight. The best thing about the event was giving Wally the ride she so richly deserved.

  • It was like sticking your toe in the ocean and saying see I went in.

    • @Proto Rhinocerator They passed the karman line

    • @Evan Guthrie I can say that now. "I've been to space." And it's about as honest as these guys saying it.

    • Ah, but your feet got wet, experiencing... water.

    • Hahaha :)

    • Wouldn't you like to say you've been to space though?

  • Quit hating, This is an wonderful accomplishment. Way to go Wally.

    • We're not hating. And its not a wonderful achievement. The falcon 9 lands vertical and it does actual work. As for the accomplishment? What? They went up, and came down... they went nowhere, they learned nothing. At least virgin galactic's little space plane looks cool and actually flies. This is kinda pointless.

  • that was pretty cool

  • I went to Kings Island yesterday and rode roller coasters all day. Pretty sure I got more collective zero G time than they did. Cost me $49. Included parking and drinks..

    • @matthew david jarvis or hop out of the seat and float around for a while.

    • But did you get to see the Earth from an altitude of 100km?

    • 100%

  • If people get excited about this, imagine the first manned flight of Starship and Superheavy.

    • I got excited by seeing the Russians do this back in 1962. Same thing but the paint job was not as cool.

    • @Js Hooper Absolutely. Bezos has a toy that gets him to space. Musk has a workhorse that will get us to orbit, the Moon, Mars, etc., etc.

    • @100Moral No problem. We all contribute up here -- and learn too!

    • @Rennrogue True, I can appreciate that. But still, these other projects feel amateurish and elitist by comparison. Toys for Billionaires. Starship is a vehicle for all of humanity.

    • @Derby Rabbit What does this have to do with NASA? This is private company with private funding. Not the same.

  • You guys are so fun to watch!

  • Despite the debates, it’s still cool seeing people launched on a rocket. Anyone know when the next New Shepard will be?

    • Two more launches this year, they said. Don't think they said exact dates.

  • One of Henry Fords mandates was to never sell a product that could not be afforded by his average employee....just saying

    • and, you can have any color as long as it is black.

  • it was a bigger story that Wally Funk was on the flight not caring about Jeff Bezos who just wants to spend our tax money but congrats on good flight we like more great launches

  • Congrats!

  • Congratulations! 🎉 You all managed to stick the landing just like the cosmonauts have been doing, and the booster landed upright just like a Space X booster. All maneuvers were successful and the capsule has safely returned the crew without a single injury. Overall it was a safe mission! Thank you for posting this video! Please have an excellent and awesome day! ☀️

  • Congratulations to the BLUE ORIGINS CREW!!! GREAT LIFTOFF AND BOOSTER LANDING.....Now back to the Moon and Mars!!! Lets Go!!!!🇺🇸

  • Congrats!!! May You Always Fly High an Far an Come Home To MaMa 😘

  • Technically speaking, the "underage drinking" was happening under "adult supervision", though that perhaps depends whether it occurred on privately owned land or gov't property. But who the heck could care about that?!

  • For those who dont have time today launch is at 2:10:50

  • MPH and FT? what the heck...

  • Ha food. Ah drink. Be merry.🌐

  • I'll be far more impressed when SpaceX gets a crew up on starship.... A real orbital flight. At least Wally got her astronaut wings finally... Almost the same ride she'd have gotten with Mercury...

    • Nobody got their true astronaut wings from this, FAA changed their policy on who gets commercial astronaut wings the same day as the launch, and they don't qualify.

    • Could you not compare the largest orbital rocket ever to a on purpose small and easy ride to space for people

  • Congratulation to your flight

  • this whole thing feels like Bezo's trying to be relevant in the space game.

  • Your Amazon money hard at work

  • If they want to advertise it as the metric rounding of the Karman line and not the English rounding of the Karman line than ok. It is like rounding a geostationary orbit to 50,000 Km and calling it the clark belt. Rounding up to the next even value does not change the meaning of what the person, who's name is used for the measurement, wanted it to mean! If you want the value to mean something else you should give it a different name or at least add some qualifiers to explain how you are modifying the actual value.

  • Is that a methane flare stack?

  • We have a new kind of Flying Dutchman now....

  • Congratulations to Wally for finally getting her space cred. Oh yeah and some rich guys went too.

  • Man, that thing looks tiny having just watched Space X's Booster test fire...

    • Lol, to be the largest manned space booster ever vs I think the smallest manned space booster ever.

  • Kudos to everyone. No matter who the people are onboard, anything space totally rocks!

    • anything space is for retards, you should learn about solar radiation son.