Blue Origin Plans To Expand New Shepard Fleet This Year

The crew of New Shepard-19 at apogee on Dec. 11. From left, Evan Dick, Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard Churchley, Dylan Taylor, Lane Bess and Cameron Bess.
Credit: Blue Origin
Blue Origin plans to introduce a second New Shepard capsule and booster for passenger flights from West Texas this year, CEO Bob Smith said. The company, owned by Jeff Bezos, conducted three crewed flights in 2021, sending a total of 14 people into suborbital space, half of whom were paying...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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