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

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).

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  • Great coverage as always!

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose7 dager siden
  • 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!!

    aola wiliaola wili9 dager siden
  • 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

    DavidDavid12 dager siden
  • 80 km isnt space.

    William WildeWilliam Wilde12 dager siden
    • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

      asioe kiouasioe kiou11 dager siden
  • 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

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui12 dager siden
    • ticket riders more beyond the Kamen thin atmosphere, beyond even the Strat, Meso & lower Ion layer. Then classic dive & glide to runway back.

      aola wiliaola wili9 dager siden
  • Should rename New Shepard to “Blue Organ, the Phallic from earth!”

    Manini FarmerManini Farmer14 dager siden
    • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui12 dager siden
  • It's like Bezos is saying: Now Elon it's your turn. LoL

    James BlackstarJames Blackstar14 dager siden
    • 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

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose7 dager siden
  • Yankee ingenuity, intestinal fortitude and pride. Open for all to see live. Not shrouded in secrecy like Socialist/Communist endeavors! Great ride!

    DannyDanny14 dager siden
  • Exciting trip. Watched on TV. But, I must put it on record that even the space is not enough for human greed!

    M.L. GuptaM.L. Gupta14 dager siden
  • 2:21:05 Everybody gangsta till altitude goes negative

    KachueshvarKachueshvar14 dager siden
  • i feel good

    Gierdziu GamingGierdziu Gaming14 dager siden
  • 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.

    GoCoyoteGoCoyote14 dager siden
  • I suspect the person that backed out was none other than Elon Musk.

    MrLes BergMrLes Berg15 dager siden
  • Congratulations to #BlueOrigin

    The Harry ChannelThe Harry Channel15 dager siden
  • 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!

    sdv73168 aka Jigabytesdv73168 aka Jigabyte15 dager siden
  • the first cars were only for the rich too now nearly every household has one or several

    FR RappFR Rapp15 dager siden
  • Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

    sdv73168 aka Jigabytesdv73168 aka Jigabyte15 dager siden
  • 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!

    Canadian EntrepreneurCanadian Entrepreneur15 dager siden
  • 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.

    Ck digital The Q of 6thCk digital The Q of 6th15 dager siden
    • A fanciful notion.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • Congat to you astronaut Wally. The biggest effort of any human to get to space. Well done you.

    yz4901983yz490198315 dager siden
  • Definite bonus points for the Kerbal replay at the end.

    Szymek WasiakSzymek Wasiak15 dager siden
  • Flying with girlfriend! ~ ~ ~

    lawngaiyilawngaiyi15 dager siden
  • 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.

    AlohaMiltonAlohaMilton15 dager siden
    • I dunno.. For myself I like the idea of an escape system. On Virgin they wore parachutes and I don't like parachutes.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • 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!!

    RennrogueRennrogue15 dager siden
  • Imagine if a normal person could afford it.

    Jesse JamezJesse Jamez15 dager siden
    • It's a great time to be a millionaire I guess.

      E. M. BuckE. M. Buck15 dager siden
  • 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

    TruckerExile ETruckerExile E15 dager siden
    • 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.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • Interesting. Hatch opens inwards ...

    Andrew EddieAndrew Eddie15 dager siden
  • You're here for 2:09:11 ish

    Michael J. CabooseMichael J. Caboose15 dager siden
  • Space x has nothing to fear unless it is entering the billionaire amusement ride market.

    John 44070John 4407015 dager siden
  • 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...

    Szabó BenceSzabó Bence15 dager siden
    • @Lensflare Deviant Are you sure? Could test it with KSP, but I thought the further up we go the time would go exponentially up.

      Szabó BenceSzabó Bence14 dager siden
    • Not without going much faster and much further. They'd probably have to land in the EU somewhere.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • like whatever

    Lou SassoulLou Sassoul15 dager siden
  • 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.

    beaker2000beaker200015 dager siden
    • there were research payloads onboard, so its not pointless

      biolotoxin459biolotoxin45914 dager siden
  • Hard to imagine going 2200 mph straight up

    rushbuzzyrushbuzzy15 dager siden
    • Hey at least, you didnt get into any dog fights up there

      Ck digital The Q of 6thCk digital The Q of 6th15 dager siden
  • So happy for Wally. She got screwed by NASA in the very sexist early days.

    P NieldP Nield15 dager siden
  • Thumbs up as always guys. Not fussed with bezos, but glad to see wally get her space wings.

    WayneWayne15 dager siden
  • feels like Jeff Bezos is trying too hard , idk tha'ts just my opinion

    Rémy JacobiRémy Jacobi15 dager siden
  • To space? You mean to orbit...

    sdjsdvgolhsdfsdfsdjsdvgolhsdfsdf15 dager siden
    • No where near orbit.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • Well done Blue Origin team! This rocket lifts off and land so easily. It looks like they been doing this thing for years.

    Altin PlakuAltin Plaku15 dager siden
  • 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..

    Amelio LeanzaAmelio Leanza15 dager siden
  • 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.

    Thomas BoomerThomas Boomer15 dager siden
  • If you work hard enough your boss can fly to space too eventually

    Maxim NicolaMaxim Nicola15 dager siden
    • Exactly.

      B. WellsB. Wells12 dager siden
  • 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..

    Jorge PicabeaJorge Picabea15 dager siden
    • @Jorge Picabea Orbit is a state, space is a place.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
    • @Lensflare Deviant no orbit no space, just an amusement park ride...

      Jorge PicabeaJorge Picabea15 dager siden
    • You're thinking orbit.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • GO BLUE ORIGIN!!!!

    Frank HuntleyFrank Huntley15 dager siden
  • Strange times.

    Pulsar EchoPulsar Echo15 dager siden
  • MPH and FT - how quaint!

    Terry SmithTerry Smith15 dager siden
  • 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

    Luis GiordanoLuis Giordano15 dager siden
    • I have the impression the Dennis Tito was a billionaire at the time of his flight (but didn’t actually know).

      Bob StephensBob Stephens15 dager siden
  • 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)..!

    vaibhav patelvaibhav patel15 dager siden
    • They will probably need to redefine some terms at some point.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • Great coverage as always!

    Diane FlemingDiane Fleming15 dager siden
  • Bezos had a more interesting appearance on Southpark

    Chuck BauerChuck Bauer15 dager siden
  • Too bad he didn't take the time to dock with the ISS and stop in to say hello. Maybe next year.

    Jay JJay J15 dager siden
    • Maybe the next rocket they build.. if they build it.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • did he say Guss Grissom in 1886?!

    Cristian RusuCristian Rusu15 dager siden
  • when does this ride open at the rollercoaster park?

    Flush The toilet.(SyD6_7)Flush The toilet.(SyD6_7)15 dager siden
    • Come up with $25,000,000 and you can go now. Why wait for an amusement park?

      Jay JJay J15 dager siden
  • Big boy toy, that's about it.

    Dave AllenDave Allen15 dager siden
  • He is being driven to his vessel in a rivian…….so the carbon footprint will be ok.

    Avoiding TreesAvoiding Trees15 dager siden
  • 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?

    U RU R15 dager siden
    • @Ck digital The Q of 6th but less dense than methane

      Onefreeway75Onefreeway7514 dager siden
    • The thrust is also more mighty then in strenght if not speed vs other fuels.

      Ck digital The Q of 6thCk digital The Q of 6th15 dager siden
    • @Max Klein yeah pretty much

      Onefreeway75Onefreeway7515 dager siden
    • @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

      Max KleinMax Klein15 dager siden
    • @Onefreeway75 IF that's how they're making it. Most commercial hydrogen comes from the oil industry.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • im waiting for the flat earthers to debunk the launch for a giggle

    Martin HagueMartin Hague15 dager siden
  • Congrats to BO and their first manned flight! Wally, I'm so glad you got to go :)

    Ken HelmersKen Helmers15 dager siden
  • Scary that they were able to open the capsule door from the inside. :)

    Chuck LearnChuck Learn15 dager siden
  • So many jealous triggered nimrods. How sad is that ?

    benshivdbenshivd15 dager siden
  • 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.

    Carlos LópezCarlos López15 dager siden
    • @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.

      Carlos LópezCarlos López15 dager siden
  • 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? 😂😂

    Allan SkogsholmAllan Skogsholm15 dager siden
  • 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.

    dgsindelardgsindelar15 dager siden
  • Any notice the guy that looked like Tony Gonzalez? Is it him?

    CurtCurt15 dager siden
  • its an Awesome time to be alive...

    the Rabbit Whisperthe Rabbit Whisper15 dager siden
  • Wow just like a 1960s launch, nothing new ...what's the vision? Advanced mankind or hey its the new 6 adventure ride.

    Steven TulliusSteven Tullius15 dager siden
  • great coverage guys

    Master YodaMaster Yoda15 dager siden
  • Jeff wearing 🤠 cowboy boots 👢 though.😅. This was really amazing to see.👍

    MaxKito2MaxKito215 dager siden
    • He has no hair on the head... he's a blue origin Lego man... you pick the hat

      Ck digital The Q of 6thCk digital The Q of 6th15 dager siden
  • Hate all you want. I'm still happy about this.

    joshua43214joshua4321415 dager siden
  • After growing up seeing the progression of the US space program to the moon, this is pretty meh.

    Barney MillerBarney Miller15 dager siden
    • So true! It s just publicity

      Álex BaleaÁlex Balea9 dager siden
    • Yep - go to orbit, or go home.

      BeardyDaveBeardyDave14 dager siden
    • 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.

      MelioraCogitoMelioraCogito15 dager siden
  • B O success

    Srini rao PaletiSrini rao Paleti15 dager siden
  • They still have a LOOOONG way to go to get into orbit.

    Karl BjerkeKarl Bjerke15 dager siden
    • @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.

      psycho42069psycho4206915 dager siden
    • @psycho42069 True. The goal of orbit is for the other rocket.. the one unseen and as of yet untested.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
    • I don't think they ever plan to. Not the point of this vehicle at all.

      psycho42069psycho4206915 dager siden
  • @2:10:40 I thought I was hearing my mining rigs downstairs lol😂😂😂

    Crypto Mining NoobCrypto Mining Noob15 dager siden
  • 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.

    TechTogTechTog15 dager siden
  • It was like sticking your toe in the ocean and saying see I went in.

    Robert SiskRobert Sisk15 dager siden
    • @Proto Rhinocerator They passed the karman line

      Evan GuthrieEvan Guthrie14 dager siden
    • @Evan Guthrie I can say that now. "I've been to space." And it's about as honest as these guys saying it.

      Proto RhinoceratorProto Rhinocerator14 dager siden
    • Ah, but your feet got wet, experiencing... water.

      Ck digital The Q of 6thCk digital The Q of 6th15 dager siden
    • Hahaha :)

      Cheap Grey PlasticCheap Grey Plastic15 dager siden
    • Wouldn't you like to say you've been to space though?

      Evan GuthrieEvan Guthrie15 dager siden
  • Quit hating, This is an wonderful accomplishment. Way to go Wally.

    ToMuch InfoToMuch Info15 dager siden
    • 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.

      Cory CrandellCory Crandell15 dager siden
  • that was pretty cool

    Ian SwartzIan Swartz15 dager siden
  • 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..

    Wade WilsonWade Wilson15 dager siden
    • @matthew david jarvis or hop out of the seat and float around for a while.

      Bob StephensBob Stephens15 dager siden
    • But did you get to see the Earth from an altitude of 100km?

      matthew david jarvismatthew david jarvis15 dager siden
    • 100%

      Crypto CowCrypto Cow15 dager siden
  • If people get excited about this, imagine the first manned flight of Starship and Superheavy.

    Orthodox CrusaderOrthodox Crusader15 dager siden
    • I got excited by seeing the Russians do this back in 1962. Same thing but the paint job was not as cool.

      100perdido100perdido14 dager siden
    • @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.

      Proto RhinoceratorProto Rhinocerator14 dager siden
    • @100Moral No problem. We all contribute up here -- and learn too!

      Russell SRussell S14 dager siden
    • @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.

      Js HooperJs Hooper15 dager siden
    • @Derby Rabbit What does this have to do with NASA? This is private company with private funding. Not the same.

      Rineesh ParaiRineesh Parai15 dager siden
  • You guys are so fun to watch!

    Stephanie BrittStephanie Britt15 dager siden
  • Despite the debates, it’s still cool seeing people launched on a rocket. Anyone know when the next New Shepard will be?

    nintandrew13nintandrew1315 dager siden
    • Two more launches this year, they said. Don't think they said exact dates.

      Russell SRussell S14 dager siden
  • One of Henry Fords mandates was to never sell a product that could not be afforded by his average employee....just saying

    Neil A BlissNeil A Bliss15 dager siden
    • and, you can have any color as long as it is black.

      rushbuzzyrushbuzzy15 dager siden
  • 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

    arnold smitharnold smith15 dager siden
  • Congrats!

    Jurgen TraudeJurgen Traude15 dager siden
  • 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! ☀️

    Mike CarboneMike Carbone15 dager siden
  • Congratulations to the BLUE ORIGINS CREW!!! GREAT LIFTOFF AND BOOSTER LANDING.....Now back to the Moon and Mars!!! Lets Go!!!!🇺🇸

    Larry SouthernLarry Southern15 dager siden
  • Congrats!!! May You Always Fly High an Far an Come Home To MaMa 😘

    Brenda ViscontiBrenda Visconti15 dager siden
  • 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?!

    TheSunExpressTheSunExpress15 dager siden
  • For those who dont have time today launch is at 2:10:50

    Zack KayuryukZack Kayuryuk15 dager siden
  • MPH and FT? what the heck...

    Rui RodriguesRui Rodrigues15 dager siden
  • Ha food. Ah drink. Be merry.🌐

    Matty D DevineMatty D Devine15 dager siden
  • 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...

    D JD J15 dager siden
    • 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.

      GG AriZønaGG AriZøna11 dager siden
    • Could you not compare the largest orbital rocket ever to a on purpose small and easy ride to space for people

      Ace KingAce King14 dager siden
  • Congratulation to your flight

    liberge alexandreliberge alexandre15 dager siden
  • this whole thing feels like Bezo's trying to be relevant in the space game.

    Nolan TestNolan Test15 dager siden
  • Your Amazon money hard at work

    Garreth WhyteGarreth Whyte15 dager siden
  • 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.

    CliffCliff15 dager siden
  • Is that a methane flare stack?

    Flexia AeliusFlexia Aelius15 dager siden
    • I would think hydrogen.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare Deviant15 dager siden
  • We have a new kind of Flying Dutchman now....

    TheSunExpressTheSunExpress15 dager siden
  • Congratulations to Wally for finally getting her space cred. Oh yeah and some rich guys went too.

    Neil A BlissNeil A Bliss15 dager siden
  • Man, that thing looks tiny having just watched Space X's Booster test fire...

    siliconshamansiliconshaman15 dager siden
    • Lol, to be the largest manned space booster ever vs I think the smallest manned space booster ever.

      Why?Why?15 dager siden
  • Kudos to everyone. No matter who the people are onboard, anything space totally rocks!

    David FennDavid Fenn15 dager siden
    • anything space is for retards, you should learn about solar radiation son.

      DerekDerek15 dager siden