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).


  • Vìncent Zaccaria
    Vìncent Zaccaria


  • Vìncent Zaccaria
    Vìncent Zaccaria

    I think this is a Riplay

  • Vìncent Zaccaria
    Vìncent Zaccaria

    Jeff bezos and Co are actually blasting in to space? He went up Not so long ago and came back after 6 minutes in space,

  • Vìncent Zaccaria
    Vìncent Zaccaria

    What is happening!!! I see 🔥 I can't makeout what is burning all commentators are laughing about some other things but not saying anything about the Fire!!!

  • Nick Stefanyshin
    Nick Stefanyshin

    So I guess we are now defining Space as anywhere above the grpund level of earth, because not one of these commercial rockets has ever left Earth's atmosphere. Hell, the ISS is only a few hundred clicks above our heads. Nothing compared to the real space out there.

  • murat senturk
    murat senturk

    çok iyi

  • jonboyhst

    This is great but we went to the moon in the 60s, this kinda pails in comparison?

  • abbsnn cose
    abbsnn cose

    Great coverage as always!

  • aola wili
    aola wili

    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!!

  • David

    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

  • William Wilde
    William Wilde

    80 km isnt space.

    • asioe kiou
      asioe kiou

      Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui

    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

    • aola wili
      aola wili

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

  • Manini Farmer
    Manini Farmer

    Should rename New Shepard to “Blue Organ, the Phallic from earth!”

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui

      Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • James Blackstar
    James Blackstar

    It's like Bezos is saying: Now Elon it's your turn. LoL

    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose

      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

  • Danny

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

  • M.L. Gupta
    M.L. Gupta

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

  • Kachueshvar

    2:21:05 Everybody gangsta till altitude goes negative

  • Gierdziu I
    Gierdziu I

    i feel good

  • GoCoyote

    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.

  • MrLes Berg
    MrLes Berg

    I suspect the person that backed out was none other than Elon Musk.

  • The Harry Channel
    The Harry Channel

    Congratulations to #BlueOrigin

  • sdv73168 aka Jigabyte
    sdv73168 aka Jigabyte

    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!

  • FR Rapp
    FR Rapp

    the first cars were only for the rich too now nearly every household has one or several

  • sdv73168 aka Jigabyte
    sdv73168 aka Jigabyte

    Oh, they're holding at t minus 15 minutes. Did someone shit their pants?

  • Canadian Entrepreneur
    Canadian Entrepreneur

    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!

  • Ck digital The Q of 6th
    Ck digital The Q of 6th

    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.

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      A fanciful notion.

  • yz4901983

    Congat to you astronaut Wally. The biggest effort of any human to get to space. Well done you.

  • Szymek Wasiak
    Szymek Wasiak

    Definite bonus points for the Kerbal replay at the end.

  • lawngaiyi

    Flying with girlfriend! ~ ~ ~

  • AlohaMilton

    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.

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

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

  • Rennrogue

    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!!

  • Jesse Jamez
    Jesse Jamez

    Imagine if a normal person could afford it.

    • E. M. Buck
      E. M. Buck

      It's a great time to be a millionaire I guess.

  • TruckerExile E
    TruckerExile E

    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

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      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.

  • Andrew Eddie
    Andrew Eddie

    Interesting. Hatch opens inwards ...

  • Michael J. Caboose
    Michael J. Caboose

    You're here for 2:09:11 ish

  • John 44070
    John 44070

    Space x has nothing to fear unless it is entering the billionaire amusement ride market.

  • Szabó Bence
    Szabó Bence

    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 Bence
      Szabó Bence

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

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      Not without going much faster and much further. They'd probably have to land in the EU somewhere.

  • beaker2000

    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.

    • biolotoxin459

      there were research payloads onboard, so its not pointless

  • rushbuzzy

    Hard to imagine going 2200 mph straight up

    • Ck digital The Q of 6th
      Ck digital The Q of 6th

      Hey at least, you didnt get into any dog fights up there

  • P Nield
    P Nield

    So happy for Wally. She got screwed by NASA in the very sexist early days.

  • Wayne

    Thumbs up as always guys. Not fussed with bezos, but glad to see wally get her space wings.

  • Rémy Jacobi
    Rémy Jacobi

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

  • sdjsdvgolhsdfsdf

    To space? You mean to orbit...

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      No where near orbit.

  • Altin Plaku
    Altin Plaku

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

  • Amelio Leanza
    Amelio Leanza

    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..

  • Thomas Boomer
    Thomas Boomer

    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.

  • Maxim Nicola
    Maxim Nicola

    If you work hard enough your boss can fly to space too eventually

    • B. Wells
      B. Wells


  • Jorge Picabea
    Jorge Picabea

    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..

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      @Jorge Picabea Orbit is a state, space is a place.

    • Jorge Picabea
      Jorge Picabea

      @Lensflare Deviant no orbit no space, just an amusement park ride...

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      You're thinking orbit.

  • Frank Huntley
    Frank Huntley


  • Pulsar Echo
    Pulsar Echo

    Strange times.

  • Terry Smith
    Terry Smith

    MPH and FT - how quaint!

  • Luis Giordano
    Luis Giordano

    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

    • Bob Stephens
      Bob Stephens

      I have the impression the Dennis Tito was a billionaire at the time of his flight (but didn’t actually know).

  • vaibhav patel
    vaibhav patel

    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)..!

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      They will probably need to redefine some terms at some point.

  • Diane Fleming
    Diane Fleming

    Great coverage as always!

  • Chuck Bauer
    Chuck Bauer

    Bezos had a more interesting appearance on Southpark

  • Jay J
    Jay J

    Too bad he didn't take the time to dock with the ISS and stop in to say hello. Maybe next year.

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      Maybe the next rocket they build.. if they build it.

  • Cristian Rusu
    Cristian Rusu

    did he say Guss Grissom in 1886?!

  • Flush The toilet.(SyD6_7)
    Flush The toilet.(SyD6_7)

    when does this ride open at the rollercoaster park?

    • Jay J
      Jay J

      Come up with $25,000,000 and you can go now. Why wait for an amusement park?

  • Dave Allen
    Dave Allen

    Big boy toy, that's about it.

  • Avoiding Trees
    Avoiding Trees

    He is being driven to his vessel in a rivian…….so the carbon footprint will be ok.

  • U R
    U R

    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?

    • Onefreeway75

      @Ck digital The Q of 6th but less dense than methane

    • Ck digital The Q of 6th
      Ck digital The Q of 6th

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

    • Onefreeway75

      @Max Klein yeah pretty much

    • Max Klein
      Max Klein

      @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

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

      @Onefreeway75 IF that's how they're making it. Most commercial hydrogen comes from the oil industry.

  • Martin Hague
    Martin Hague

    im waiting for the flat earthers to debunk the launch for a giggle

  • Ken Helmers
    Ken Helmers

    Congrats to BO and their first manned flight! Wally, I'm so glad you got to go :)

  • Chuck Learn
    Chuck Learn

    Scary that they were able to open the capsule door from the inside. :)

  • benshivd

    So many jealous triggered nimrods. How sad is that ?

  • Carlos López
    Carlos López

    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 López
      Carlos López

      @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.

  • Allan Skogsholm
    Allan Skogsholm

    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? 😂😂

  • dgsindelar

    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.

  • Curt

    Any notice the guy that looked like Tony Gonzalez? Is it him?

  • the Rabbit Whisper
    the Rabbit Whisper

    its an Awesome time to be alive...

  • Steven Tullius
    Steven Tullius

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

  • Master Yoda
    Master Yoda

    great coverage guys

  • MaxKito2

    Jeff wearing 🤠 cowboy boots 👢 though.😅. This was really amazing to see.👍

    • Ck digital The Q of 6th
      Ck digital The Q of 6th

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

  • joshua43214

    Hate all you want. I'm still happy about this.

  • Barney Miller
    Barney Miller

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

    • Álex Balea
      Álex Balea

      So true! It s just publicity

    • BeardyDave

      Yep - go to orbit, or go home.

    • MelioraCogito

      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.

  • Srini rao Paleti
    Srini rao Paleti

    B O success

  • Karl Bjerke
    Karl Bjerke

    They still have a LOOOONG way to go to get into orbit.

    • psycho42069

      @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.

    • Lensflare Deviant
      Lensflare Deviant

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

    • psycho42069

      I don't think they ever plan to. Not the point of this vehicle at all.

  • Crypto Mining Noob
    Crypto Mining Noob

    @2:10:40 I thought I was hearing my mining rigs downstairs lol😂😂😂

  • TechTog

    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.

  • Robert Sisk
    Robert Sisk

    It was like sticking your toe in the ocean and saying see I went in.

    • Evan Guthrie
      Evan Guthrie

      @Proto Rhinocerator They passed the karman line

    • Proto Rhinocerator
      Proto Rhinocerator

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

    • Ck digital The Q of 6th
      Ck digital The Q of 6th

      Ah, but your feet got wet, experiencing... water.

    • Cheap Grey Plastic
      Cheap Grey Plastic

      Hahaha :)

    • Evan Guthrie
      Evan Guthrie

      Wouldn't you like to say you've been to space though?

  • ToMuch Info
    ToMuch Info

    Quit hating, This is an wonderful accomplishment. Way to go Wally.

    • Cory Crandell
      Cory Crandell

      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.

  • Ian Swartz
    Ian Swartz

    that was pretty cool

  • Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson

    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..

    • Bob Stephens
      Bob Stephens

      @matthew david jarvis or hop out of the seat and float around for a while.

    • matthew david jarvis
      matthew david jarvis

      But did you get to see the Earth from an altitude of 100km?

    • Crypto Cow
      Crypto Cow


  • Orthodox Crusader
    Orthodox Crusader

    If people get excited about this, imagine the first manned flight of Starship and Superheavy.

    • Wayne Hoobler
      Wayne Hoobler

      I got excited by seeing the Russians do this back in 1962. Same thing but the paint job was not as cool.

    • Proto Rhinocerator
      Proto Rhinocerator

      @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.

    • Russell S
      Russell S

      @100Moral No problem. We all contribute up here -- and learn too!

    • Js Hooper
      Js Hooper

      @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.

    • Rineesh Parai
      Rineesh Parai

      @Derby Rabbit What does this have to do with NASA? This is private company with private funding. Not the same.

  • Stephanie Britt
    Stephanie Britt

    You guys are so fun to watch!

  • nintandrew13

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

    • Russell S
      Russell S

      Two more launches this year, they said. Don't think they said exact dates.

  • Neil A Bliss
    Neil A Bliss

    One of Henry Fords mandates was to never sell a product that could not be afforded by his average employee....just saying

    • rushbuzzy

      and, you can have any color as long as it is black.

  • arnold smith
    arnold smith

    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

  • Jurgen Traude
    Jurgen Traude


  • Mike Carbone
    Mike Carbone

    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! ☀️

  • Larry Southern
    Larry Southern

    Congratulations to the BLUE ORIGINS CREW!!! GREAT LIFTOFF AND BOOSTER LANDING.....Now back to the Moon and Mars!!! Lets Go!!!!🇺🇸

  • Brenda Visconti
    Brenda Visconti

    Congrats!!! May You Always Fly High an Far an Come Home To MaMa 😘

  • TheSunExpress

    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?!

  • Zack Kayuryuk
    Zack Kayuryuk

    For those who dont have time today launch is at 2:10:50

  • Rui Rodrigues
    Rui Rodrigues

    MPH and FT? what the heck...

  • Matty D Devine
    Matty D Devine

    Ha food. Ah drink. Be merry.🌐

  • D J
    D J

    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...

    • GG AriZøna
      GG AriZøna

      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.

    • Ace King
      Ace King

      Could you not compare the largest orbital rocket ever to a on purpose small and easy ride to space for people

  • liberge alexandre
    liberge alexandre

    Congratulation to your flight

  • Nolan Test
    Nolan Test

    this whole thing feels like Bezo's trying to be relevant in the space game.

  • Garreth Whyte
    Garreth Whyte

    Your Amazon money hard at work