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BLUE ORIGIN NEW SHEPARD 21 (NS-21) PASSENGER FLIGHT, June 4, 2022, West Texas 9:00 am ET

Update, May 31: The launch has been rescheduled for June 4 at 8:00 am Central Time (9:00 am Eastern),

Update, May 18:  The launch has been postponed for technical reasons.

Original Entry: Blue Origin has scheduled its fifth New Shepard passenger flight, New Shepard 21 (NS-21), for May 20, 2022. The launch window opens at 9:30 am ET (8:30 am local time at the launch site in West Texas).

Blue Origin’s webcast will begin 60 minutes before launch. It is common for these launched to be delayed for minutes, hours or days, usually because of weather. Keep track of the status on Blue Origin’s website or Twitter feed (@blueorigin).

The passengers on this flight are:

  • Evan Dick, who already flew on NS-19
  • Katya Echazarreta, first Mexican-born woman and youngest American woman in space at 26, YouTube personality, student at Johns Hopkins Univ in electrical and computer engineering (sponsored by Space for Humanity)
  • Hamish Harding
  • Victor Correa Hespanha (sponsored by Crypto Space Agency)
  • Jaison Robinson
  • Victor Vescovo

Blue Origin’s brief description is as follows:

“Blue Origin today announced the crew flying on its NS-21 mission will include: investor and NS-19 Astronaut Evan Dick; electrical engineer and former NASA test lead Katya Echazarreta; business jet pilot and Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding; civil production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha; adventurer and Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson; and explorer and co-founder of private equity firm Insight Equity Victor Vescovo, Commander, USN (Ret.). Katya will become the first Mexican-born woman and youngest American woman to fly to space, and she will be flying as part of Space for Humanity’s sponsored Citizen Astronaut Program. Victor Correa Hespanha will be the second Brazilian to fly to space.”

More information on the flight and the passengers are on Blue Origin’s website.



June 4, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 pm