Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, New Shepard, Space, Wally Funk, Spaceflight
The bridge is retracting there’s oliver on the left, jeff bezos on the right. We are about to go to space, everybody we are in auto sequences. Music is alright. When that engine gimbal check occurs and that engine swings, they should actually be able to feel it uh in the cabin, because it’ll sway the stack back and forth there go the aft thin checks Music. There you see the engine gimbal check just peeking out at the base of the Music rocket Music. All right here we go everybody. Thousands of people contributed years to this historic moment. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for blue origin’s, first human flight godspeed, first crew of new shepherd let’s light this candle t minus 16 guidance, internal t, minus 10, 9, eight, seven, six, five, four command engine start: two one has cleared the tower on her way to space With our first human crew go jeff, go marco wally go oliver, you are going to space, oh my goodness. Listen to the roar of the be3 engine. We are just about to pass through max q, maximum dynamic pressure. That was when the stresses on the vehicle are at their maximum max cube. Max q is confirmed, beautiful burn on that be3 engine, liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as the propellants it’s a nice not just clean in terms of uh beautifully performing. But what comes out of it? It’S steam right to see to see the the the glow of the of the engine underneath the rocket just under our shoulders and to know that we’ve got a crew that is going to space it.
It just feels different doesn’t it gary. This is totally different. All right, you can follow along, of course, the speedometer in the bottom left, the altimeter in the uh middle of the screen. There so far appears to be a nominal flight. All right coming up here on mikko main engine cutoff that will be followed shortly by separation and at that point, after separation, we’re gon na let the astronauts unbuckle and take in the freedoms of zero g. There is miko main engine cut off a beautiful shot down. The new shepard rocket look at that view unreal awaiting separation. Here – and here we are, you can start to see, stand by you’re going to see the separation of the capsule from the booster itself. Oh wow, and there we go. Our astronauts have passed the carmen line at about 328 000 feet continuing their ascent. You see the two vehicles there when the speed hits zero. You know that they’ve hit apogee their maximum altitude and you hear their happen quite an experience. All my instincts are fast. Okay, have the back up. You just have to wait for it. Music, one minute warning one minute warning: everybody is: oh sorry, blue control, all of her uh palace, perfect, dancing, copy astronaut, wally, Music, wally copy astronaut, bezos, happy happy happy copy. Thank you again. Everybody for joining us live for our first even flight on new shepard, so far nominal flight. Our booster is about to return to its landing pad there.
We see engine relice that a sonic boom and booster touchdown welcome back new shepard, a beautiful rocket that provided a beautiful flight to space. First up, your booster has landed blood controlled based on what’s great and there it is our crew capsule. With our our four crew members on board. You have a very happy crew up here. I want you to come. Oh yeah, i see blue. I see the stand by me. Oh so far, a nominal flight here comes the crew capsule back from space. The drogues deployed here are the mains out reefing and coming to full inflation. Our rocket went over mach 3 and now they’re coming floating back down at just about 15 or 16 miles an hour about to join us home back here in west texas. After having gone over the carbon line, the internationally recognized line of space, the world’s newest astronauts gary how you holding up friend i i’m speechless wow and those big beautiful windows, i’ve just got about a minute and a half of floating before uh. The activation of the skirt yet to for a for a soft touchdown at this point, um there are sensors on board that are detecting how high they are above the ground, multiple sensors and just six feet above the ground that that cushion of air will will puff And they will have a soft touchdown, almost like just sitting in a chair but i’m sure their adrenaline is bumping and touchdown welcome back new shepherd’s, first human crew.