Blue Origin successfully completed its 24th New Shepard flight after launching from its West Texas West site on Tuesday at approximately 11:44 a.m. EST. The first stage of the rocket safely touched down near its landing site, as planned, while the spacecraft parachuted to Earth.
This flight transported 33 payloads from NASA, academia, research institutions, as well as commercial companies, bringing the number of payloads flown on New Shepard to over 150. One special payload belonged to Club for the Future, Blue Origin’s nonprofit, which flew 38,000 postcards as part of its Postcards to Space program. All of these postcards will eventually be returned to its creator and stamped with “Flown to Space.”
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A special thank you to all of our customers who flew important science today and the students who contributed postcards to advance our future of living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. Demand for New Shepard flights continues to grow and we’re looking forward to increasing our flight cadence in 2024,” said Phil Joyce, Senior Vice President, New Shepard.