"NS-21"Blue Origin completes 2nd space tourism flight in 2022
Six tourists, including a British pilot, a Brazilian, and a Mexican, made a 100 km jump into space
June 04, 2022 Blue Origin performed today another flight of its New Shepard system, the NS-21 mission, with six passengers for a 107 km altitude jump in a suborbital trajectory. The NS-04 flight 7 rocket and the RSS First Step crew capsule took off at 09:25:02 EDT (13:25:02 UTC) time from Launch Site One in Texas, USA, and the flight lasted 10 minutes and 06 seconds, between takeoff and parachute landing of the passenger capsule. The spacecraft reached 107,040.57 meters of apogee, at a Velocity of 3,604 km/h
The company did not disclose how much passengers paid. Historically, since the first tourist flights opened by Russia in 2001, it is mainly the very wealthy who can directly participate in these spaceflight opportunities, although this particular crew includes a person from the non-profit Space For Humanity-sponsored citizen astronaut program. , which takes individuals to the space for free, following an application process. This mission will be the fifth manned flight of the New Shepard program and the 21st in its history.