A closer look at Jeff Bezo’s New Shepard rocket

A look inside Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket 2

On July 20th, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will send its first manned rocket, the New Shepard, into space.

After 15 consecutively successful uncrewed space flights, Blue Origin is sending Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos and two others into space.

The third seat was won in an auction by a yet-to-be-named bidder. The seat went for $28 million with the proceeds going to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, which strives to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science, technology and mathematics.

The fourth crew member is yet to be announced, and will be revealed in a few weeks.

Named after Alan Shepard the first American to go to space, New Shephard is designed to take payloads and astronauts past the Karman Line, the recognized boundary of space. The flight will last 11 minutes and the rocket is capable of coming back and landing.

A look inside Jeff Bezos’ New Shephard Rocket

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The pressurised crew capsule with window seats and room for six astronauts.
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Seats designed to absorb large amounts of g-force
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The view from inside the capsule
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An astronauts personal view from space

The New Shephard rocket from the outside

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The New Shepard on the launch pad the morning before its eighth mission
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New Shephard launches on its tenth mission
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New Shephard takes off on its twelfth mission
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New Shephard crew capsule descends from space
New Shephard crew capsule lands in West Texas desert
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The New Shepard on the boost pad after a successful 15th mission
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The New Shepard landing back on the booster pad

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