Replay – New Shepard First Human Flight

♪TODAY IS THE DAY. IN JUST 90 MINUTES FROM NOW JEFFBEZOS, HIS BROTHER, ICON WALLYFUNK AND OUR FIRST PAYINGCUSTOMER OLIVER DAEMEN WILLLAUNCH TO SPACE AND BACK. IT ISA HISTORIC MOMENT FOR HUMANSPACE FLIGHT AND A FUTURE WHEREMILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE LIVINGAND WORKING IN SPACE. TODAY BLUE ORIGIN THE FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT. ♪>> THE NEED TO EXPLORE IS DEEPIN ALL OF US. OUR AN CRESTORS CROSSED MOUNTAINRANGES, SAILED OPEN OCEANS TOMAP NEW LANDS AND SOUGHT OUT THEUNKNOWN, WHILE ALWAYS LOOKING TOTHE STARS. WE’RE CURIOUS. NOW, WE’RE AT A PLACE WHERE WECAN PIONEER NEW HORIZONS. THIS EARTH, THIS BLUE PLANET, INALL ITS BEAUTY IS JUST OURSTARTING PLACE. ♪IT IS TIME TO GO AGAIN. 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, START. 3, 2, 1 LIFTOFF. >> YES, LOOK AT HER GO. >> 5000 FEET AND CLIMBING. >> NOW IS THE TIME TO OPEN THEPROMISE OF SPACE TO ALL AND LAYTHE WAY FOR GENERATIONS TOCOME. WHEN OUR AN CRESTORS LOOKED TOTHE STARS FROM A ROCKY MOON ORCOLONIES IN SPACE, THEY WILLREMEMBER THIS TIME AND REREFLECTON WHERE IT STARTED, THEY WILLREMEMBER THIS PLACE. WHEN THEY HONOR THOSE FIRSTEXPLORERS WHO SAID “LET’SGO” –>> THIS IS BLUE ORIGIN. THEY WILL REMEMBER THESE STEPS. WE ARE BLUE ORIGIN. >> TOUCH DOWN. >> AND THIS IS JUST THEBEGINNING. ♪>>> GOOD MONK, EVERYONE. >> I’M ARIANE CORNELL. I’M THRILLED TO WELCOME YOU TOFIRST HUMAN FLIGHT. IT IS A BIG DAY HERE AT BLUEORIGIN. FOUR ASTRONAUTS WILL LAUNCH TOSPACE AND BACK ON THE NEWSHEPARD ROCKET WHICH HAS FLOWN15 SUCCESSFUL CONSECUTIVEMISSIONS LEADING UP TO TODAY. THE LAUNCH REPRESENTING A NUMBER OF FIRSTS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME APRIVATELY FUNDED SPACE FLIGHTVEHICLE HAS LAUNCHED PRIVATECITIZENs TO SPACE FROM APRIVATE SITE AND RANGE DOWN HEREIN TEXAS. IT IS A GIANT FIRST STEP TOWARDSOUR VISION TO HAVE MILLIONS OFPEOPLE LIVING AND WORKING INSPACE. ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITH NEWSHEPARD HELPED IN THEDEVELOPMENT OF THE ORBITAL NEWGLENN AND LUNAR BLUE MOON. WE’RE A HUMAN SPACE FLIGHTCOMPANY AT OUR CORE AND BUILDINGA VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDINGROCKET FIRST, WE SCALED THATTECHNOLOGY UP. YOU MAY ASK, WHY DID BLUE SETOUT TO DO THIS?BECAUSE WE NEED TO BUILD A ROADTO SPACE. IT ALL STARTS RIGHT HERE. WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW NEW SHEPARDIS HELPING THE OTHER PROGRAMSLATER IN THE SHOW BUT FIRST,LET’S TALK ABOUT WHO IS ON BOARDTODAY. THIS IS THE CREW. IN THEIR FLIGHT SUITS WITH THEPATCHES THEY HAVE COMPLETEDTRAINING AND THEY ARE READY TOGO THIS MORNING. RIGHT IN THE CENTER, OF COURSE,THE FOUNDER JEFF BEZOS. HE DREAMED OF GOING TO SPACESINCE HE WAS A LITTLE BOY. JEFF WILL BE SEATED IN SEATNUMBER 6, RIGHT NEXT TO THEHATCH. HE INVITED HIS BROTHER MARKBEZOS TO JOIN HIM. MARK WILL BE IN SEAT NUMBER 4. SINCE THERE ARE TWO BEZOS FLYINGTODAY THE CALL SIGN WILL BEDEMO. THAT IS AN FOR HIS KID’S FIRSTNAMES AND THE OTHER ASTRONAUTSCALL SIGNS WILL BE THEIR LASTNAMES YOU WILL HEAR THAT TODAY. IN SEAT NUMBER THREE IN THECAPSULE, WALLY FUNK. SHE HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET TOSPACE HER ENTIRE LIFE. TODAY SHE WILL SURPASS JOHNGLENN, AMERICAN HERO, AS THEOLDEST PERSON TO REACH SPACE ATTHE AGE OF 82. OLIVER DAEMEN OCCUPYING SETNUMBER 1 WILL BE THE YOUNGEST TOTRAVEL TO SPACE AT JUST 18 YEARSOLD. HE JOINS US FROM THENETHERLANDS. TODAY WE HAVE THE YOUNGEST ANDTHE OLDEST PEOPLE TO HAVE EVERFLOWN IN SPACE. WHAT A COUP WE HAVE FOR YOU. EACH OF THE CREW WILL RECEIVE ANEXCLUSIVE OMEGA WATT THAT WILLFLY WITH THEM ON THE FLIGHT TOSPACE. EACH WATCH WILL BE ENGRAVED WITHTHEIR NAME, FLIGHT NUMBER ANDSOMETHING TO REMIND THEM OF THEMISSION FOR TODAY. A FEATHER. THEY HAVE DONATED FOR ME TODAY,I’M SORRY YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BEGETTING IT BACK. SORRY, NOT SORRY. THE SOON TO BE ASTRONAUTS HAVEBEEN TRAINING HERE FOR SEVERALDAYS NOW AND THE GREAT THINGABOUT NEW SHEPARD IS SINCE IT ISAUTONOMOUS, ANYONE CAN FLY ONBOARD. IT WAS DESIGNED THIS WAY FROMTHE VERY BEGINNING SO THE PEOPLEON BOARD CAN SIT BACK AND ENJOYTHE RIDE OF A LIFETIME. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OFTHAT TRAINING FROM THE LAST TWODAYS. THIS IS MEANT TO GET YOUCOMFORTABLE WITH THE VEHICLE,GET COMFORTABLE AND FAMILIARWITH THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS ANDLEARN HOW TO MAINTAIN A SAFEMISSION. AGAIN IT IS AUTONOMOUS, WE’RENOT TEACHING YOU HOW TO OPERATETHE VEHICLE. THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SEEING HERE. I WENT THROUGH THIS TRAINING ANDI HAVE GOT TO SAY IT IS A LOT OFFUN, VERY INFORMATIVE AND YOUBUILD THE BONDS WITH YOUR FELLOWASTRONAUTS, YOU CREATE THESTORIES TOGETHER. AND NOW MY CREW OF ASTRONAUTS,ASTRO NOTS — THE FAKE CREW. WE WERE THE PREQUEL PENGUINS, WEWOULD NOT BE FLYING, THESE ARETHE STORIES YOU WALK AWAY WITH. AT THE END, AFTER THAT TRAINING,I FELT MENNED TO FLY. PREPARED TO FLY I FELT CONFIDENTIN MY ABILITY TO ENJOY THEFLIGHT AND CONFIDENT IN BLUEORIGIN. THE TEAM AND MOST OF ALL THE BIGBEAUTIFUL ROCKET WE BUILD AT ITSCORE. IT WAS GREAT AND ONE THAT IRECOMMEND. BUT NEXT TIME, THOUGH, I’M NOTSTOPPING AT THE TRAINING, I’MGETTING ON TOP OF THE ROCKET. WHILE WE HAVE A MOMENT HERE, IWANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE BLUEORIGIN TEAM WHO HAS MADE THEFIRST HUMAN FLIGHT POSSIBLE. SO MANY OF WHOM ARE FOLLOWINGALONG TODAY AT WATCH PARTIESACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE BIGGEST ONE WILL BE AT OURHEADQUARTERS, THERE THEY ARE. IT IS EARLY. GOOD MORNING, GUYS, THEY’REGOING NUTS ALREADY. I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT. THANK YOU, TEAM BLUE, YOU’RE INFOR AN AMAZING DAY. I LOVE IT. I’M NOT A MORNING PERSON BUT YOUKNOW WHAT, THIS IS A GOOD EXCUSETO GET UP, LET ME TELL YOU. ITIS GOING TO BE A BIG DAY. HERE IN WEST TEXAS, A LITTLEEARLIER TODAY OUR ASTRONAUTSARRIVED AT THE ASTRONAUTTRAINING CENTER. AND STANDING BY OUTSIDE OF THEASTRONAUT TRAINING CENTER IS OURON THE GROUND CORRESPONDENTCAITLIN DIEDRICH. >> Reporter: I’M HERE IN FRONTOF THE CENTER. OUTSIDE HERE, IT IS A BEAUTIFULDAY. IT COULD NOT BE NICER FOR AROCKET LAUNCH. I’M LOOKING AT THE ROCKET ON THEPAD. WE’RE GETTING EMOTIONAL. I’M EXCITED. AT T-MINUS 2 HOURS HERE IN WESTTEXAS, THE ASTRONAUTS ARRIVEDHERE. THEY GOT OUT OF THEIR TRUCK ANDTHEY WALKED INTO THE TRAININGCENTER. THERE WAS NOT — THERE WAS NOFROWNS ON ANY OF THE CASES. THE ENERGY WAS HIGH. WALLY FUNK WAS SKIPPING INTO THETRAINING TV I THINK THEY WILLHAVE A GOOD FLIGHT TODAY. WHAT THEY’RE DOING INSIDE ISGETTING SUITED UP IN THEIRFLIGHT CONSTITUENTS AND DO, YOUKNOW, KIND OF MISSION BRIEFINGSTO GET REFRESHERS HERE IN THEEARLY MORNING HOURS. T-MINUS 45 MINUTES WHEN THEY GETTHE GO TO LOAD. THEY WILL WALK OUT THE DOOR, GETINTO THIS RIVIAN AND GO INTOSPACE. >> I IMAGINE WALLY FUNK WASDOING CART WHEELS INTO THETRAINING CENTER. I EXPECT HER TO BE DOING THESAME TO THE RIVIAN TRUCKS. HER ENERGY IS INFECTIOUS. SHE HAS ALL THE REASON TO BEEXCITED TODAY. SHE HAS BEEN WAITING HER ENTIRELIFE TO GET TO SPACE. WE’LL CHECK IN WITH CAITLINLATER. RIGHT NOW LET’S TURN OURATTENTION TO THE ROCKET. SHE IS RIGHT BEHIND ME A COUPLEOF MILES NORTH FROM WHERE ISIT. NEW SHEPARD IS NAMED AFTER ALANSHEPARD THE FIRST AMERICAN TO GOTO SPACE IN 1961. 50 YEARS AGO AND EARLIER THISMORNING, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE,NEW SHEPARD LEFT THE BARN ANDTRAVELED TO THE LAUNCH PAD TOPREPARE TO GO TO SPACE AND BACK,THIS TIME, OF COURSE, WITHASTRONAUTS ON BOARD, INCLUDINGOUR FIRST PAYING CUSTOMER OLIVERDAEMEN. NOW, BACK INSIDE THE BARN THERE,I SHOULD NOTE WE HAVE A SECONDROCKET AND WE HAVE HAD SEVERALSECOND PAYING PAYLOAD CUSTOMERSON THE ROCKET. WE WILL FLY FUTURE PAYLOADS ONTHAT DEDICATED ROCKET. IT IS OVER MY SHOULDER HERE,THAT ROCKET WILL BE DEDICATED TOFLYING ASTRONAUTS. THE FLIGHT AND GOING FORWARD FORMANY MORE TO COME. THIS DAY HERE OF BLUE ORIGIN ISYEARS OF TESTING, LEARNING,SAFELY PROVING OUT THE SYSTEMACROSS 15 SUCCESSFUL CONSECUTIVEMISSIONS. WITH THAT IN MIND. LET’S ZERO IN ON NEW SHEPARD ANDTHE SAFETY AND REDUNDANCY ANDHOW WE GOT TO THE FIRST HUMANFLIGHT. >> FOR NEW SHEPARD WE HAVE BEENFOLLOWING A STEP BY STEPAPPROACH FROM THE BEGINNING. THE FIRST TIME WE FLEW THE NEWSHEPARD WE DEMONSTRATED EVERYASPECT OF REENTRY AND PAIR WHATCHUTE DEPLOYMENT. THAT WAS 100% SUCCESSFUL. IT WAS ABOUT ROLLING IN CHANGESAND TRYING IT AGAIN. THIS TIME WE STUCK THE LANDINGBUT WE NEEDED TO SHOW WE CAN DOIT AGAIN. THAT IS WHAT M 3 WAS. M 4, WE PUSHED THE ENVELOPE ANDGOING IN SECONDS BEFORE ITIMPACTS THE GROUND. M 5 WE INTENTIONALLY DID NOTDEPLOY ONE OF THE MAIN PPARACHUTES AND IT WORKEDPERFECTLY. WE DID A TEST WITH THE CAPSULEAND LAUNCH IF THERE IS ANACCIDENT ON THE PAD. AND THE M 6 MISSION WAS ABOUTTESTING THAT AT ITS MOSTSTRESSING AND WE IGNITED THEROCKET MOTOR IN FLIGHT AND WECAN RECOVER THE CAPSULE SAFELY. FOR M 7, A NEW YOU CAPSULEDESIGN. M 8 WAS A REPEAT AND THEN THETHIRD ESCAPE TEST WAS TO SHOWTHAT WE COULD ESCAPE IN SPACE SOON M 9 THE CAPSULE LID OFF THEROCKET MOTOR SOLID AND LANDEDSAFELY. AND 13 WE’RE FLYING PAYLOAD FORCUSTOMERS GIVING US MORECONFIDENT IN THE CAPABILITY OFTHE NEW SHEPARD SYSTEM. 13 WAS A PERFECT FLIGHTPREPARING FOR THE M 14 MISSION,ANOTHER VERIFICATION AND CHECK. WE’RE READY FOR THE FIRST HUMANFLIGHT. ♪>> I LOVE HEARING FROM THE TOPENGINEERS LIKE THE ARCHITECT,GARY LAI. HE HAS BEEN AT BLUE ORIGIN FOR15 YEARS AND PART OF THE TEAMTHAT BUILT NEW SHEPARD. GARY, WELCOME, HOW IS IT GOING,HOW IS THE DAY?ANYTHING ON THE SCHEDULE?>> A LITTLE BIT. >> FAIR ENOUGH. LET’S LAUNCH A ROCKET, WHAT DOYOU SAY. >> THAT’S GOOD. >> WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME,WHY DON’T WE GET INTO SOME OFTHE TALK ABOUT — ABOUT THE STEPBY STEP PROCESS THAT’S GOTTEN USTO TODAY. WE TALK OF BLUE ORIGIN ABOUT THEMOTTO, STEP BY STEP, IN LATIN. AND THE TWO PRIOR FLIGHTS WHATHAPPENED AND WHY DID WE COME TOTHE CONCLUSION, TIME TO PUTPEOPLE ON BOARD?>> SO, ARIANE, CAN YOU THINK OFDRESS REHEARSALS FOR WHAT WE’REGOING TO DO. WE USED THE SAME HARDWARE ANDSOFTWARE AND PROCEDURES AS WE’REGOING TO USE TODAY. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IN TODAY’SLAUNCH IS THAT RATHER THAN THEASTRONAUTS GETTING OUT OF THECAPSULE AT THE LAST MINUTE, THEYARE GOING TO STAY ON AND ENJOYTHE RIDE INTO SPACE. AFTER THE LAUNCHES, WE LOOKEDAT — WE MADE SURE THE HARDWARE,SOFTWARE, THE PROCEDURES,FULFILL ALL THE REQUIREMENTS WEDIDN’T NEED TO CHANGE AND THEASSESSMENT THAT, YES, WE’REREADY. >> FANTASTIC. >> NOW, AGAIN, YOU HAVE BEENHERE NOW 17 YEARS, I THINK ITIS. YOU HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THEBEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM, THEORIGINAL BLUEPRINTS, THEREQUIREMENT BUILDING, ALL OFTHAT, TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW YOUGUYS APPROACHED SAFETY AND THESAFETY PHILOSOPHY YOU TOOK ASYOU DEVELOPED AND TESTED AND NOWARE FLYING THE ROCKET. >> SO, WE BELIEVE THAT THIS –THIS VEHICLE IS VERY SAFE AND ISNOT JUST A RECORD OF FLIGHT 15CONSECUTIVE TESTS. IF IT WAS THAT, WE WOULD NOTAPPROVE IT. THE REASON WE KNOW IT IS SAFE,WE HAVE DONE SO MUCH MORETESTING ON THE VEHICLE AND THECOMPONENTS ON THE GROUND. IN MUCH MORE STRESSFULCONDITIONS. THE TEST SHOWS US WHAT DOES THEVEHICLE AND ITS COMPONENTS HAVETO — WHAT ARE THE NORMALCONDITIONS AND ON THE GROUND WETEST WELL BEYOND THOSECONDITIONS REALLY UNTIL WE BREAKIT. WHEN WE SAY IT IS SAFE, IT ISBECAUSE WE KNOW THAT IT CAN TAKEMUCH MORE THAN IT IS GOING TOEVER EXPERIENCE IN FLIGHT. REALLY THE FLIGHT IS EASY ON THEVEHICLE. >> I WANT TO TURN TO THE NEXTVEHICLES IN OUR FLEET OFPROGRAMS, WE HAVE GOING ON ATBLUE ORIGIN. NEW GLENN AND BLUE MOON. NEW SHEPARD REALLY IS AT THE –IT IS BUILT INTO THE DNA OFTHOSE PROGRAMS AS WELL. WE DO NOT STOP WITH NEW SHEPARDWE’RE GOING INTO ORBIT ANDBEYOND. HOW DOES NEW SHEPARD SUPPORTTHOSE PROGRAMS?>> NEW SHEPARD IS A PART OF THESTORY OF BLUE ORIGIN. YOU SET OUT JUST TO MAKE ASUBORK TALL VEHICLE IT WOULD BEOVERLY COMPLICATED. WE SELECTED THE ARCHITECTURE SOWE COULD BUILD A VEHICLE ANDTECHNOLOGIES THAT LET US GAINPRACTICE AND DEVELOP THETECHNOLOGIES FOR THOSE OTHERVEHICLES. FOR EXAMPLE, VERTICAL POWEREDLAND SOMETHING A VERYCOMPLICATED WAY TO LAND AVEHICLE BUT IT IS VERY SCALABLEAND IF YOU’RE GOING TO A PLACELIKE THE MOON, YOU WILL HAVE TODO IT. YOU CANNOT LAND ON THE MOON WITHWINGS. DETHROTTLING ENGINES. WE NEED THAT TO LAND ON OTHERPLANETS. AND LID WOMEN OXYGEN ANDHYDROGEN PROPELLANT. THEY ARE AND YOU CAN EXTRACTTHEM FROM LUNAR WATER. >> NEW SHEPARD, VERY IMPORTANTPART OF EVERYTHING THAT WE’REDOING HERE AT BLUE ORIGIN. OF COURSE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANINCREDIBLE SUBORBITAL PROGRAMAND PAYLOAD PROGRAM WITHCUSTOMERS WHO HAVE FLOWN. THIS IS JUST THE START OF MANYGREAT THINGS TO COME AS BLUEORIGIN. NOW, I WANT TO GO BACK AND TALKABOUT, WE WERE TALKING ABOUTSAFETY A SECOND AGO. TALK ABOUT REDUNDANCY, BACKUPSYSTEMS AND WITH NEW SHEPARD,BACKUP SYSTEMS AND BACKUPSYSTEMS TO THE BACKUP SYSTEMS,WHAT IS GOING ON THERE?IT GOES BEYOND WHAT MEETS THEEYE. >> ABSOLUTELY. EVERY SYSTEM ON THE NEW SHEPARDVEHICLE NEEDED FOR SAFETY HASONE OR MORE BACKUPS, MANYBACKUPS IN MANY CASES. LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE ESCAPESYSTEM AND THAT WILL ACTIVATE INCASE THERE IS SOMETHING WRONGAND ACTIVATE AND PROPEL THE CREWAWAY AND LAND SAFELY. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PARACHUTES. THERE ARE THREE. WE DESIGNED THE VEHICLE TO LANDIF ONLY ONE OF THOSE OPENED BUTTHAT’S JUST THE START. EVERY VALVE AND MECHANISM, EVERYBATTERY, SENSOR, WIRE, EVERYTHING ON THE VEHICLE HAS ABACKUP. IN SOME CASES MULTIPLE BACKUPS. >> A INCREDIBLY REDUNDANTVEHICLE. >> WOULD YOU PUT YOUR KIDS ONBOARD?>> WE SET OUT TO DESIGN THEVEHICLE FOR ANYBODY NOTPROFESSIONAL ASTRONAUTS ANYONEWITH LITTLE TRAINING. THAT IS A VERY HARD PROBLEM. YES, WE HAVE SUCCEEDED AND IWOULD PUT MY OWN KIDS ON THATVEHICLE. >> ONE DAY, SUMMER VACATION INSPACE. THANK YOU, GARY, THANK YOU FORTHE INSIGHTS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOULATER. WE’LL GET MORE INPUT FROM GARYL. >> I THE ARCHITECT. CHECK OUT NEW SHEPARD ON THELAUNCH PAD AS WE GET CLOSER TOHUMAN FLIGHT. >>> ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY. THIS IS BLUE ORIGIN’S FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT. WE’RE HERE IN WEST TEXAS COMINGTO YOU T-MINUS 1 HOUR:10 TO GOUNTIL JEFF BEZOS, MARK BEZOS,WALLY FUNK AND OUR FIRSTCUSTOMER FROM THE NETHERLANDS,OLIVER DAEMEN, THEY ROCKET TOSPACE AND BACK. THE EXCITEMENT IS PALPABLE DOWNHERE AT LAUNCH SITE 1 IN WESTTIME. LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THEAFOREMENTIONED ASTRONAUTS THEBEZOS BROTHERS, JEFF AND MARK. ♪>> YOU CAN SEE SEE THE EARTH ANDIT CHANGES YOUR RELATIONSHIPWITH THE PLANET, HUMANITY. IT IS ONE EARTH. >> I WANT TO GO ON THE FLIGHTBECAUSE IT IS A THING I WANTEDTO DO ALL MY LIFE. IT IS AN ADVENTURE, IT IS A BIGDEAL FOR ME. I INVITED MY BROTHER TO COME ONTHE FLIGHT. WE’RE CLOSEST FRIENDS. >> I WANT TO YOU COME WITH ME. WILL YOU?>> IT WILL BE MEANINGFUL. TO HAVE MY BROTHER THERE. >> I WAS NOT SURE THAT HE WOULDWO WOULD BE ON THE FLIGHT. HE ASKED ME TO GO ALONG I WASJUST AWE STRUCK. >> IF YOU WANT TO. >> YES P. >> WHAT A REMARKABLEOPPORTUNITY NOT ONLY TO HAVE THEADVENTURE BUT TO DO IT WITH MYBEST FRIEND. >> WHAT A COOL STORY. BROTHERS SHARING THIS HISTORICEXPERIENCE TOGETHER. NOW MARK HAS BEEN A PART OF THEBLUE ORIGIN STORY FROM THEBEGINNING. HE HAS BEEN WITH US EVERY STEPOF THE WAY. WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE HIM ON THEFIRST HUMAN FLIGHT. ARE YOU TAKING US UP THERE WITHYOU, MARK. WE’RE NOT STOPPING THERE. THE SECOND HUMAN FLIGHT. IN THE WORKS. SINCE THE AUCTION ON JUNE 12thI HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPEAKINGON THE PHONE WITH MANY OF THEPARTICIPANTS FROM THE AUCTIONWHO HAVE BEEN FILLING UP SEATSFOR THE NEXT SEVERAL LAUNCHES. SALES ARE OPEN IF YOU’REINTERESTED. SEND US AN E-MAIL AT ASTRONAUTSAT BLUE ORIGIN. COM. WE HAVE MANY MORE IN THE YEARSFOLLOWING. FOLKS, THIS IS AN AUTHENTICROCKET RIDE. YOU’RE IN THE CREW CAPSULE,LAUNCHING 100 KILOMETERS OVERTHE KARMAN LINE AND BACK TOEARTH. WHAT A CREW CAPSULE IT IS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. >> FOR YOUR JOURNEY YOU WILLPASS PAST THE JOURNEYS OF THEBOUNDARIES OF EARTH INTO OUTERSPACE. AND WINDOWS THAT IS 1/3 OF THESURFACE STRUCTURE, THE LARGESTWINDOWS EVER IN SPACE, YOU WILLHAVE A VIEW OF THE PLANET ANDTHE DARKNESS OF THE COSMOS. EVERY DETAIL HAS BEEN PRECISIONENGINEERED FOR YOUR SAFETY ANDCOMFORT WITH RECLINING SEATSDESIGNED TO ABSORB THE IMPACT OFLANDING AND AN ESCAPE MOTOR TOPROPEL THE CAPSULE FROM THEBOOSTER ROCKET. AT THE APEX OF THE FLIGHT, YOUWILL EXPERIENCE WEIGHTLESSNESS,UNBECOMELING FROM THE SEAT CANYOU EXPLORE DIFFERENTPERSPECTIVES FROM EACH WINDOWBEFORE YOU RETURN TO EARTHBEGINS. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF AREVOLUTION IN SPACE TRAVEL ANDBLUE ORIGIN IS GOING TO TAKE YOUTHERE. >>> I SHOULD NOTE IT HAS TENTIMES THE VOLUME THAT ALANSHEPARD HAD ON THE FLIGHT TOSPACE. YOU NOTICE THE BIG AND BEAUTIFULWINDOWS TO POOR ALAN WHO HAD TOLOOK OUT. THE ASTRONAUTS WILL GET ANAMAZING VIEW. YOU KNOW, TODAY AS WE MENTIONED,IT IS JUST THE FIRST OF MANYFLIGHTS TO COME ON NEW SHEPARDFOR THE CAPSULE. SOMEONE AT THE RECENT LIVEAUCTION FOR THE FIRST SEAT ONTHE ROCKET, PEOPLE WANT TO FLYTO SPACE. WE HAD NEARLY 7600 PEOPLE FROM159 COUNTRIES REGISTERED TO BID,HUGE GLOBAL INTEREST. AND, YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUSTINCREDIBLE TO BE IN THE ROOMWHEN THE WINNING BID WAS CALLEDAT $28 MILLION. ALL THAT MONEY WENT TO BLUEORIGIN’S CLUB FOR THE FUTURE. IT WAS TRULY A STUNNING DAY FORWHICH WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFULAND HUMBLE. NOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU LESSFAMILIAR WITH THE CLUB FOR THEFUTURE YOU MAY ASK, WHAT ISCLUB?THE MISSION IS TO INSPIREYOUNGER GENERATIONS TO PURSUECAREERS IN STEM AND TO HELPINVENT THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSPACE. THE CLUB AND COLLABORATORS AREDOING THIS IN MANY WAYS SENDINGSTUDENT POSTCARDS INTO SPACE ONNEW SHEPARD AND THEY HAVE BEENESTABLISHING SPACE-FOCUSEDCURRICULUM AND PROVIDING ACCESSTO SPACE ON BLUE ORIGINROCKETS. LAST WEEK, BLUE ORIGIN SPREADTHE LOVE AND THE CLUB FOR THEFUTURE ANNOUNCED THAT THE 19NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THATYOU SEE ON THE SCREEN HERE THEYWILL EACH RECEIVE $1 MILLIONFROM THE $28 MILLION. INCREDIBLE TO SEE THAT MONEYBEING USED TO HELP GET THE NEXTGENERATION EXCITED ABOUT SPACE. WHY DON’T WE TAKE A LOOK AT CLUBFOR THE FUTURE, WHAT IT IS, WHATIT IS DOING AND WHERE IT’SGOING. >> IT IS MY GENERATION’S JOB TOBUILD A ROAD TO SPACE TO PEOPLECAN UNLEASH THEIR CREATIVITY. WE NEED TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLETO BUILD THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSPACE. >> WE’RE FROM BLUE ORIGIN. WE’RE GOING TO SEND POSTCARDS TOSPACE. >> THE CLUB FOR THE FUTURE. ASK THE K-12 STUDENTS TO SEND USPOSTCARDS OF THEIR DREAMS IN THEFUTURE. >> THE FUTURE IS ONLY TOMORROWAWAY. WE BUILD IT WE HAVE TO DO IT ADAY AT A TIME. >> THAT’S POETIC AND COOL. >> WE’RE GOING TO SEND THEPOSTCARDS TO SPACE IN NEWSHEPARD. WE’RE GOING TO BRING THEM BACKAND MAIL THEM BACK TO YOU. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THESE. >> THESE ARE FANTASTIC. WHAT A GREAT DRAWING. TIME TO VERIFY. NICE. THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. >> I’M INTERESTED IN SPACEMEDICINE AND EXPLORATION SO IHAVE A FUTURE IN FUTURE ROCKETLAUNCHES. >> THANK YOU FOR BEING MEMBERSOF THE CLUB OF THE FUTURE. >> THE KIDS I TALKED TO, THEYARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FUTUREGENERATION, THEN WE’RE IN GOODSHAPE. BIG THINGS START SMALL. >> LET ME TELL YOU, THE FUTUREOF SPACE IS IN VERY GOOD HANDS. GUYS, WE’RE BUILDING THE ROAD TOSPACE, THE JOURNEY WILL BEYOURS. THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS OUTTHERE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. WITH THAT, LET’S TAKE A BREATHERCHECK OUT NEW SHEPARD ON THE PADAS SHE GETS READY FOR FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT. NEW ZEALAND OR OR>>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU AGAINFOR JOINING US LIVE FROM WESTTEXAS. WE’RE HERE AT 1:02 UNTILLAUNCH. WE’RE QUICKLY APPROACHING THEFIRST LIVE LOOK AT THEASTRONAUTS. THEY’RE GOING THROUGH THE FINALPREPARATIONS WITH THE CREWMEMBER 7 BEFORE EXITING THECENTER AND GOING TO THE LAUNCHPAD IN THEIR RIVIAN TRUCKS. CREW NUMBER 7 GETS THE ROLE FROMTHE US IN NEW SHEPARD PROGRAM. THE FUTURE FLIGHTS WILL TAKE USEOF ALL SIX SEATS IN THECAPSULE. NUMBER 7 IS JUST THAT, THESEVENTH MEMBER OF EACH CREW. NOW IT IS A TWO-PERSON ROLE. HERE IS FOOTAGE OF KEVIN SPROGEAND SHARON KNIGHT, THE MEMBERSLEWE’LL HAVE THAT IN A SECOND. AND THEY DON’T GO TO SPACETHEMSELVES BUT THEY’RE CRITICALTEAM MEMBERS THAT STAY WITH THECREW EVERY STEP OF THE WAY,INCLUDING AS VOICE OF MISSIONCONTROL TO THE ASTRONAUTS DURINGTHE FLIGHT. SO IT IS LIKE THEY’RE IN THECAPSULE WITH THE CREW. YOU WILL HEAR ON THE FLIGHT SARAAS THE COMMUNICATOR. AS I MENTIONED, I HAVE GONETHROUGH THE ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCETRAINING AND I CAN TELL YOU THATTHE CREW MEMBER 7 ROLES AREESSENTIAL. THEY MET ME AS WELL AS THE RESTOF THE CREW THAT I HAD. THE EVENING WE ARRIVED IN ELPASO, TEXAS, WE WERE IN GREATHANDS. THEY ARE GREAT TO THE END OF THEJOURNEY DOWN HERE IN TEXAS. SO A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO KEVINAND SARA HOLDING IT TOGETHER FORTHE ASTRONAUTS. I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TOANOTHER MEMBER, AUDREY POWERS. IN HER ROLE AS THE VICEPRESIDENT OF MISSION AND FLIGHTOPERATIONS, SHE JOINED US HEREAT THE DESK FOR A CHAT ABOUTWHAT IT IS LIKE TO ARRIVE ATTHIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT. AUDREY, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOUHERE, YOU HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT TOTHE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANYAND THE ROCKET AND I CAN ONLYIMAGINE — HOW ARE YOU FEELINGTODAY?>> I’M FEELING EXCITED. WE HAD AN AMAZING REVIEW AND THETEAM IS SO, SO PUMPED. >> THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIMETHE VIEWERS HAVE MET YOU. ON THE LAST FLIGHT YOU WERE ONEOF THE AT INTRODUCE NOTS –ASTRO NOTS. WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING ONE OFTHE ASTRO NOTS. >> I WAS NOT JUST HAVING FUN, IWAS WORKING. >> WE KNOW. >> I WAS GOING THROUGH THETRAINING TO SEE HOW ITPROGRESSED OVER TIME AND DID AREVIEW OF THE TRAINING EARLY ON,I’LL SAY THAT OUR TRAININGHAS — IT HAS REACHED SUCH AGREAT SPOT FOR THE ASTRONAUTS,OUR HUMAN FACTORS TEAM PROVIDEDA LOT OF INPUT. THE TEAM 7 TEAM HAS SPENT TIMEFOCUSING ON WHAT IS IMPORTANTFOR THEM TO FIRST SAFELY GETTHROUGH THE EXPERIENCE AND THENJUST ENJOY THEIR TIME UP THERE. YES, IT WAS VETTING THEEXPERIENCE AND MAKING SURE WECOVER THE RIGHT ASPECTS OF IT. >> RIGHT. I GOT TO BE AN ASTRO NOT, IDIDN’T DO THE NEXT KIND OFCRITICAL STEP WHICH IS GETTINGINSIDE OF THE CAPSULE ON TOP OFTHE ROCKET WHEN IT IS FULLYFUELED AND LOADED LIKE DURINGTHE LAST — THE LAST LAUNCH ANDWEB CAST. YOU WERE ONE OF TWO YOU AND GARYLAI WENT IN THERE. WHAT WAS IT LIKE AND THE HATCHWAS CLOSED. WHAT IS THAT FEELING LIKE?>> THE TOWER OPERATION OFASTRONAUT LOAD WAS A VERYSENSORY EXPERIENCE. WE WALKED THROUGH THE SEQUENCE ACOUPLE OF DAYS IN ADVANCE TOREHEARSE EVERYTHING ALL OF THEMOMENTS BUT ON LAUNCH DAY WE GOTOUT OF THE CARS AT THE BOTTOM OFTHE TOWER CAN YOU HEAR THEVEHICLE VENTING. YOU LOOKED THERE WAS FROST OFFTHE SIDE LIKE YOU SEE SOMETIMESIN THE MOVIES AND IT IS JUST AOVERWHELMING SENSE OF THIS THINGTHAT IS WAITING TO LAUNCH. WE’RE KIND OF HOLDING IT UP. >> RIGHT. >> THERE WAS A GREAT SENSE OFURGENCY THAT DID NOT EXIST ONTHE DAYS WE REHEARSED IT. WHEN WE GOT UP AND INGRESSED –IT WAS VERY MECHANICAL BECAUSEOF THE TRAINING. WE SAT DOWN AND STRAPPED IN. IT WAS NOT UNTIL ARE YOU WAITINGFOR THE CHECKS AND EMPTY OUT THECABIN OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT YOUKIND OF LOOK OUT AND YOU REALIZETHAT HOW HIGH UP YOU ARE. >> WHERE YOU ARE?>> YES. CAN YOU FEEL THE VEHICLE SWAYINGON THE MOUNT. AND THAT IS READY TO LAUNCH. IT CLOSED I WILL HAVE ALL THECLEVER THINGS TO SAY TO GARY WEWORKED TOGETHER FOR SO LONG. I COULD NOT THINK OF ANYTHING. IT WAS LIKE I WANT TO GO SOBAD. CAN YOU LOCK THE HATCH FROM THEINSIDE. >> WERE YOU GOING TO DO ASTOWAWAY SITUATION. >> SORRY, THERE ARE CAMERAS. >> IT WAS THIS REALLY RICHSENSORY EXPERIENCE FROM ALLANGLES. >> SO, YOU’RE NOW HEAD OF NEWSHEPARD OPS WHAT ABOUT THE DAYWE’RE PUTTING PEOPLE ON BOARDAND CLOSING THE HATCH ANDKEEPING THEM TO GO TO SPACE ANDBACK. WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE?>> IN THE RECENT WEEKS WEFINALIZED AN EFFORT CALLED OURHUMAN FLIGHT CERTIFICATIONPLAN. IT CULMINATED IN A REVIEW OF,YOU KNOW, OVER THE LAST MONTHWITH EXTERNAL REVIREVIEWERS AND OUR FAA PARTNERSWERE INVOLVED. IT IS KIND OF — THE CULMINATIONOF THE ENTIRE PROGRAM, YEARS OFWORK ON THE PROGRAM. I WAS STRUCK BY HOW MUCH WORKHAS GONE INTO THIS ACROSS THEYEARS AND ACROSS THE DISCIPLINESAND THE PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM KINDOF FINALIZING ALL THE CHECKBOXES. IT WAS JUST A SENSE OF THEHISTORY THAT WE HAD COLLECTED OFTHE PROGRAM. I WAS SO, BEFORE I CAME TO THISPOSITION IN NEW SHEPARD, ISUPPORTED NEW SHEPARD AND I KNEWTHE HARD WORK GOING ON IN THEPROGRAM BUT I HAVE BEEN SO, SOSTRUCK BY JUST THEPROFESSIONALISM AND THE BIAS FORACTION AND JUST THE CRITICALTHINKING THAT EVERYONE ON THEPROGRAM PUTS IN AND I HAVE BEENAWE STRUCK BY PEOPLE I HAVEWORKED WITH FOR YEARS. I KNEW WHAT GREAT WORK THEY DIDBUT BEING PART OF IT AND PART OFTHE TEAM. I’M SO HONORED THAT THEY, YOUKNOW, WANTED ME IN THEPOSITION. I’M PARTICIPATING IN THIS NOW. >> AUDREY, TO YOU AND YOUR TEAMTHE BLUE ORIGIN TEAM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK. WE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THELAUNCH AND, YOU KNOW, GGODSPEED, NEW SHEPARD. >> I CAN’T WAIT, EITHER. >> AUDREY HAS GREAT INSIGHT. SHE IS A PILOT HERSELF. AND THE CHAIR OF THE COMMERCIALSPACE FLIGHT FEDERATION. SHE HAD AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT ONLEGISLATION AND POLICY ANDIMPACT ON BLUE ORIGIN. THANK YOU TO AUDREY. SHE IS KIND OF BUSY TODAY. WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE HER A COUPLEOF DAYS AGO. WE’RE AT T-MINUS 55 MINUTES TOGO UNTIL LAUNCH. LET’S CHECK OUT NEW SHEPARD SHEGETS READY FOR THE FLIGHT TOSPACE AND BACK WITH THE FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT CREW. >>> THANK YOU, EVERYONE FORJOINING US LIVE FROM WEST TEXASFOR BLUE ORIGIN’S FIRST HUMANFLIGHT. T-MINUS 53 MINUTES. AND THE ASTRONAUTS ARE IN THETRAINING CENTER. WE’RE WAITING FOR THEM TO EXITAND GET IN THE RIVIANS. I CAN HEAR THE HELICOPTER ABOVETHAT’S GOING TO BE FOLLOWINGTHEM ON THE WAY OUT. NOW THAT ASTRONAUT TRAININGCENTER, WHAT WE HAVE IN THETRAINING CENTER IS — IT IS ACLASSROOM BUT I WOULD SAY THECENTERPIECE OF IT IT A BEAUTIFULCAPSULE SIMULATOR. SOME OF YOU HAVE SEEN IN THEPAST THAT WE HAD A MOCK-UP THATWE HAVE TAKEN TO THE EVENTS. THE SIMULATORS THAT IS IN THETRAINING CENTER, THAT’S IS ASTEP ABOVE, BEYOND, IN IT WE AREABLE TO SIMULATE THE SOUNDS. THE FULL CREW SCREEN WE HAVE FOREVERY SINGLE SEAT. DURING THE TRAINING YOUUNDERSTAND THE NEW SHEPARDSYSTEM, INGRESS, EGRESS, GETTINGTO KNOW THE TEAM BUT YOU SPEND ALOT OF TIME IN THE CAPSULE. AS MENTIONED, WE GO THROUGH THESIMULATIONS OF THE FLIGHTS ANDOF ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENTSCENARIOS SO THAT OUR ASTRONAUTSFEEL COMFORTABLE, AS WE SAID, SOTHEY CAN SIT BACK AND ENJOY THERIDE, ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE. THEY HAVE THE HUGE WINDOWS NEXTTO THEM. WE WANT THEM TO BE FOCUSED ONTHE VIEW, ON FEELING THE GS ASTHEY COME ON. YOU’RE IN THE BEAUTIFUL NICESOFT RECLINED SEATS THATDISPERSE THE GS. THAT SIMULATOR, WE RUN THESCENARIOS. WE HAVE FULL AUDIO, FULLVIBRATION AND IT IS A — IT IS ACRITICAL COMPONENT OF THETRAINING PROGRAM LET’S SAY. NOW, WE OF COURSE WE WILL TAKETHEM OUT TO THE PAD THE DAYBEFORE LAUNCH. WE WANT THEM TO WALK UP THE CREWACCESS TOWER. YOU WILL SEE IT IS HIDDEN IN THESHOT THERE ON THE LEFT THERE. BUT THAT IS THE SAFETY SHELTERSO WE’LL SEE AS THE ASTRONAUTSDRIVE OUT TO THE PAD ITSELF,THEY WILL GO UP THE STAIRS ONTHE LEFT. TAKE A TIME OUT IN THE SAFETYSHELTER. THE CREW NUMBER 7 WILL GO OUT TOTHE — ACROSS THE BRIDGE THERETO THE TOWER IN THE CENTER –CENTER OF THE SCREEN. HE WILL WORK WITH THE CREW ANDMAKE SURE IT IS READY TO GO FORASTRONAUTS. HE WILL GO BACK TO THE SAFETYSHELTER AND GET THE ASTRONAUTSAND GET THEM INGRESSED INTO THECAPSULE. THE ASTRONAUTS RIGHT NOW,THOUGH, THEY ARE IN THEASTRONAUT TRAINING CENTER. WE’RE WAITING FOR THEM TO EMERGEHERE. T-MINUS 40 MINUTES UNTILLAUNCH. THEY ARE GOING TO BE ENTERINGINTO THE RIVIAN TRUCKS ANDHEADING OUT TO THE LAUNCH PAD. THIS IS THE FIRST LOOK OF THEASTRONAUTS. WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE SHININGSMILES OF THEM — OF THEIRS. THEY ARE TRYING TO CONTAIN THEIREXCITEMENT. YOU HAVE THAT EXCITED ENERGY ANDTHEY ARE CONTROLLING THEMSELVESALTHOUGH, AGAIN LET’S BE HONEST,WALLY FUNK DOES NOT CONTROL HEREXCITEMENT. I FULLY EXPECT HER TO DO A FULLSOMERSAULT AND CART WHEELS ONTHE WAY INTO THE RIVIAN. LET’S WAIT HERE AS WE WAIT FORTHE ASTRONAUTS TO EMERGE. RIFFAN>>> THANK YOU FOR JOINING USLIVE FOR THE FIRST YOU HUMANFLIGHT. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE ASTRONAUTSTO EMERGE FROM THE ASTRONAUTTRAINING CENTER. WE HAVE OUR ON THE GROUNDCORRESPONDENT OUTSIDE OF THETRAINING CENTER. CAITLIN, WHAT’S GOING ON. >> Reporter: YOU CAN FEEL THEENERGY BUILDING. EVERYTHING IS CONTINUING TOLAUNCH. THE COUNTDOWN IS MOVINGFORWARD. WE HAVE OUR HELICOPTERS IN THEAIR WAITING TO CAPTURE OURASTRONAUTS TO TAKE THE RIVIANSTO THE LAUNCH PAD, OUR TEAMSWILL BE HOOTING AND HOLLERING ASTHEY DRIVE BY ON THE WAY TO THETOWER. I’M GETTING GOOSE BUMPS IT ISEMOTIONAL. WE’LL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OFMINUTES AND WATCH THEM AS THEYHEAD OUT INTO THE TRUCK ON THEWAY TO SPACE. >> FANTASTIC. THANK YOU. WE’LL GO BACK TO CAITLIN IN AMOMENT. THEY WILL EMERGE. I’LL TELL YOU, THE LAST THINGTHEY DO BEFORE THEY EXIT THETRAINING CENTER, THERE IS ASPECIAL COIN CEREMONY, ACHALLENGE COIN THAT IS GIVEN TOEACH ONE OF THE ASTRONAUTS FORTHEM TO TAKE IN THEIR SUIT UP TOSPACE AND BACK. IT IS A MILITARY TRADITION BUTIT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’REPART OF A TEAM. WHAT A TEAM TO BE A PART OF. WHAT A CREW TO BE A PART OF. ONLY NEW SHEPARD ASTRONAUTS WILLGET THE COINS. YOU ONLY GET THE COIN IF YOU GOUP TO SPACE AND BACK. THESE ASTRONAUTS AGAIN HAVECOMPLETED THEIR TRAINING ANDTHEY ARE READY TO BECOME THENEXT SET OF INTERNATIONALASTRONAUTS. SO AGAIN WE’RE WAITING HERE FORJUST A MOMENT. WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE ASTRONAUTSTO EMERGE FROM THE TRAININGCENTER. WE’RE AT T-MINUS 46 MINUTES TOGO UNTIL LAUNCH. >>> THANK YOU, AGAIN EVERYONEFOR THE NEW SHEPARD FIRST HUMANFLIGHT. T-MINUS 45 MINUTES. HERE THE ASTRONAUTS COME. YOU SIGH JEFF BEZOS, OLIVERDAEMEN STEPPING INTO THE RIVIAN. AND CREW NUMBER 7 ON THE RIGHTAS WELL AS WALLY FUNK. WHAT A MOMENT FOR HER. AT THE AGE OF 82 SHE WILL BE THEOLDEST ASTRONAUT TO HAVE EVERFLOWN INTO SPACE. THERE SHE IS LOADING INTO THERIVIAN. SHY WAS PART OF THE MERCURY 13PROGRAM BACK IN THE 1960s ANDTRAINED WOMEN TO GO TO SPACETHAT WAS ULTIMATELY CANCELED BUTNOW IT IS HER MOMENT. TODAY IS AN INCREDIBLE DAY FORHER. >>> NOW WE’RE GOING TO BEWAITING FOR MISSION CONTROL TOGET A GO FOR ASTRONAUT LOAD OUTTO THE PAD. THAT’S WHEN THEY WILL — THERIVIAN WILL START HEADING OUT TOTHE PAD. THEY WILL PASS BEHIND ME HERE, IWILL GIVE THEM A WAVE. THEY WILL PASS MISSION CONTROL,GET SOME LAST MINUTE LOVE FROMOUR TEAM THERE AS WELL AS THEIRFAMILIES. THEY WILL HEAD DOWN THE ROAD TOSPACE TO THE LAUNCH PAD ANDWE’RE A GO FOR LOAD IN. THERE THEY GO. WHAT A MOMENT. YOU CAN HEAR OUR TEAM LOSING ITHERE. WE’RE SUPER EXCITED. THERE THEY ARE. AND HIGH FIVES WHAT ANINCREDIBLE MOMENT. THEY ARE COMING HERE JUST BEHINDMY RIGHT SHOULDER. A MOMENT WE HAVE BEEN WAITINGFOR HERE AT BLUE ORIGIN. SO MUCH HARD WORK HAS LED TOTHIS MOMENT, HOW EXCITING, WALLYFUNK, THE BEZOS BROTHERS, OLIVERDAEMEN, THE FOUR CREW MEMBERSARE HEADING OUT TO THE LAUNCHPAD. THERE THEY GO. SEE YOU, GUYS. MY GOSH, THEY’RE IN THE FOR THEFLIGHT OF A LIFETIME. AND JUST A COUPLE OF YARDS TO MYLEFT THERE. THAT IS MISSION CONTROL. THEY ARE PASSING BY MISSIONCONTROL. THERE YOU SEE JEFF BEZOS WAVINGTO THE TEAM. THEY WILL HANG A LEFT THERE. THEY HEAD DOWN THE ROAD TOSPACE. NOW WHILE WE WATCH THEM TRAVELDOWN THE ROAD TO SPACE. THEY HAVE JUST A COUPLE OFMOMENTS IT IS A LONG TWO-MILEROAD THERE. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF MOMENTS. LET’S MEET THE ICON, WALLY FUNK;ARE YOU IN ZERO GRAVITY FOR FOURMINUTES. YOU COME BACK DOWN, WE LANDGENTLY ON THE DESERT SURFACE. WE OPEN THE HATCH. YOU STEP OUTSIDE. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOUSAY?, I WILL SAY HONEY THAT WAS THEBEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TOME. ♪>> I HAVE BEEN FLYING FOREVER. I HAVE 19600 FLYING HOURS. I HAVE TAUGHT OVER 3000 PEOPLETO FLY PRIVATE, COMMERCIAL,INSTRUMENT. FLIGHT ENGINEER. TRANSPORT, GLIDING EVERYTHINGTHAT THE FAA HAS I HAVE THELICENSE FOR. I CAN OUTRUN YOU. BACK IN THE ’60s I WAS IN THEMERCURY 13 PROGRAM. THEY ASKED DO YOU WANT TO BE AASTRONAUT, I SAID YES. THEY SAID I HAD DONE BETTER ANDCOMPLETED THE WORK FASTER THANANY OF THE GUYS. SO, I HAVE GOT HOLD OF NASA FOURTIMES I WANT TO BECOME ANASTRONAUT. NOBODY WOULD TAKE ME. I DEPENDENT THINK I WOULD EVERGET TO GO UP. NOTHING HAS EVER GOTTEN IN MYWAY. WALLY, YOU’RE A GIRL, YOU CAN’TDO THAT. I SAID GUESS WHAT, DOESN’TMATTER CAN YOU DO IT IF YOU WANTTO DO IT. I LIKE TO DO THINGS NOBODY HASDONE. >> AND FLY YOU UP INTO SPACE ONTHE FIRST FLIGHT, THAT’S IT. >> I CANNOT TELL PEOPLEWATCHING HOW FAB LOSE I FEEL TOHAVE BEEN PICKED BY BLUE ORIGINTO GO ON THE TRIP. >> YOU WILL BE AN ASTRONAUT. >> FINALLY. >> I WILL LOVE EVERY SECOND OFIT. I CAN HARDLY WAIT. , WE ARE SO THRILLED AND HONOREDTO HELP WALLY FUNK FINALLYREALIZE HER DREAM OF GOING TOSPACE. I COULD SPEND A COUPLE OFMOMENTS WITH HER RIGHT HERE ATTHE DESK. LET’S TAKE A LOOK; WALLY, IT ISA PLEASURE TO MEET YOU. AS A FELLOW PILOT YOU ARE ANINSPIRATION. >> YOU DON’T KNOW HOW GREAT THATARE YOU A PILOT I WANT YOU TOFLY MORE IN THAT GLIDER ANDJUMPING. THAT’S GREAT. >> AND FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOT STEPSAND GO ON NEW SHEPARD ONE DAY. >> YES. SO, WALLY YOU WAITED A WHILE TOGO TO SPACE. ARE YOU EXCITED?>> NO. >> OF COURSE SINCE I GOT ON THEPLANE AND FLY THE PLANE AND GETHERE AND MEET ALL OF YOU. THIS IS FANTASTIC. >> AND ON LAUNCH DAY WHAT DO YOUTHINK IS GOING TO BE THE MOSTEXCITING THING. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TOTHE MOST?>> THE CLIMB, UNDO AND MOVEAROUND IF THERE IS ROOM I WANTTO DO A LOT OF STUFF. I HAVE DONE THAT IN OTHERSITUATIONS. >> YOU WERE TELLING ME THAT YOUWILL TAKE YOUR CAMERA UP THEREAND YOU HAVE A POSTCARD THAT YOUWILL TAKE A PHOTO WITH. >> THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO BEON THE WINDOW. I WILL TAKE A PICTURE WITH EARTHBEHIND ME. >> THAT’S BEAUTIFUL OF YOU ANDTHE FLAG BACK THERE IN YOURFLIGHT SUIT. THAT’S GOING TO BE SPECTACULAR. YOU KNOW THIS IS PROBABLY THEFIRST TIME DOWN HERE IN WESTTEXAS AT THE LAUNCH SITE; I USEDTO BE IN TEXAS AND TEACH. I THINK EVERYTHING ISFANTASTIC. AND THE FOOD IS GREAT. KY NOT BELIEVE IT IS COMING FROMCALIFORNIA. >> RIGHTS. AND YOU ARE LUCKY TO BE HEREWITH FRIENDS AND THE PEOPLE ANDSEE WHAT IS GOING ON. >> ABSOLUTELY. SO, WALLY, YOU HAVE BEEN ANINSPIRATION TO ME. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE NEXTGENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE THATARE OUT THERE THAT WANT TO GO TOSPACE. >> I HAVE TALKED TO YOUNG PEOPLEALL MY LIFE. HOW MANY OF YOU GIRLS AND BOYSWANT TO FLY?WELL NOT MANY RAISED THEIR HANDSGET YOUR PARENTS TAKE YOU OUTAND GIVE YOU A FLIGHT, THAT’SWHAT MY PARENTS DID AT 7 YEARSOLD. AND IF YOU LIKE IT YOU WILLCONTINUE ON. IF YOU DON’T, YOU MAY CONTINUEON BECAUSE SOMETHING WILL BE INYOUR HEART, IT WILL WANT TO YOUDO THAT. >> I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU GOTO SPACE. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US, APLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU, THANKYOU, HONEY. >> SO, YES AS YOU SAW, WALLYFUNK IS THE REAL DEAL. I WAS DOING MY BEST TO CONTAINMY FAN GIRL MOMENT THERE BECAUSESHE, AGAIN IS AN INSPIRATION TOSO MANY PEOPLE AROUND THEWORLD. MYSELF INCLUDED. WE SEE HERE THE ASTRONAUTS ARESTARTING TO GO UP THE CREWTOWER. THERE IS WALLY WAVING, LEADINGTHE CREW. GARY, WELCOME BACK. GOOD TO YOU HAVE BACK HERE ATTHE DESK TO GET YOU TO HELP. WE SAW A MOMENT AGO THAT THEYDROVE AROUND THE RING ROAD,STOPPED, TOOK A PHOTO YOU KNOWWE — WE’RE GOING TOMEMORIALISING THIS FOR THEASTRONAUTS. THEY DESERVE IT. GOING UP THE TOWER WE HAVE WALLYAND THEN JEFF BEZOS, MARK BEZOSAND OLIVER DAEMEN. THEY’RE HEADING UP TO THEIRROCKET. WE HAVE A MOMENT HERE IUNDERSTAND THAT CAITLIN ISSTANDING BY AT MISSION CONTROL. WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE?>> I’M WITH JARRETT JONES THEHEAD OF THE NEW GLENN PROGRAM. HOW ARE YOU FEELING WATCHINGTHIS FROM MISSION CONTROL?>> AWESOME, THIS IS INCREDIBLE. YOU CAN ONLY DREAM ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT LOST ON ME AND TODAYIS LIKE JULY 20th THAT NEILARMSTRONG STEPPED ON THE MOON. AND MADE HISTORY. WE’RE DOING IT AT NEW SHEPARDAND BLUE ORIGIN DOING OUR FIRSTHUMAN LAUNCH T IS AMAZING. THE REASON I’M EXCITED BUTFOCUSED THERE IS QUITE A BIT OFTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM NEWSHEPARD TO NEW GLENN FROM THE BEENGINE AND THE LOCKS AND THEHYDROGEN DOWN TO THE LANDINGGEAR. THIS IS EXCITING DAY FOR US. I’M JUST EXCITED. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THESPOTLIGHT AWAY. IT IS ABOUT NEWSHEPARD. I’M PROUD OF THE TEAM. AND IT IS AMAZING. AMAZING DAY. >> WE LIKE TO SAY NEW SHEPARD ISTHE SECOND STAGE OF NEW GLENN,YOU’RE SEEING IT FLY HERETODAY. >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY. NEW SHEPARD WAS BUILT ANDDESIGNED FOR SCALABILITY. WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT IN NEWGLENN. AMAZING FEAT AND PROUD TO BEHERE. GLAD TO BE HERE. >> SO SMART. THE EPITOME OF THE STEP BY STEPAPPROACH. I WANT TO GO TO MISSIONCONTROL. WE HAVE THE TEAM HERE ON THEPORCH. HEY, GUYS. WOO-HOO! >> WE’RE EXCITED WE SAW THE THEMCOME BY HERE AND IN THE ROOMSOME OF THE WORLD’S BRILLIANTENGINEERS FLYING THIS ROCKETTODAY. I’LL — ARE YOU GETTINGEMOTIONAL. BACK TO YOU ARIANE. WE’LL SEE YOU AFTER THE LAUNCH. >> THANK YOU. ENJOY THE LAUNCH. AND JARRETT JONES, ENJOY IT. EVERYONE OUT THERE OUTSIDE OFMISSION CONTROL AND IN MISSIONCONTROL, ENJOY THE LAUNCH. GARY, WE TALKED ABOUT ITEARLIER. WE TOUCHED ON IT A SECOND AGOHOW NEW SHEPARD IS BEING SCALEDUP TO NEW GLENN. HOW HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUTTHAT. ARE YOU PART OF THE NEW SHEPARDBUT YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THEBROADER ROAD MAP THAT BLUEORIGIN HAS. >> THAT’S RIGHT. NEW GLENN IS A SCALED UP VERSIONOF NEW SHEPARD. IT HAS MEAN PROPULSION BUT THESECOND STAGE OF NEW GLENN THATIS A DERIVATIVE OF THE BE-3ENGINE FLYING TODAY. AND THE TECHNIQUES FOR VERTICALLANDING WHICH WE HAVE PERFECTEDWITH THE NEW SHEPARD, WILL BEAPPLIED TO THE NEW GLENNVEHICLE. WE HAVE HIGH CONFIDENT THE FIRSTLAUNCH OF NEW GLENN WILL STICKTHAT LANDING AND NOT HAVE WEWOULD NOT HAVE THAT WITHOUT THENEW SHEPARD PROGRAM. >> AND JARRETT JOINS WHO –JONES WHO LEADS THAT HE HAS ABIG JOB BUT GOTTEN A LOT OF HELPAND CATAPULTED HELP FROM THEDEVELOPMENT AND NOW THEOPERATIONS OF FLIGHT OF NEWSHEPARD. I SHOULD KNOW NEW GLEN WILLCARRY HUMANS ONE DAY. WE BUILD ALL OF THE PROGRAMSFROM THE BEGINNING WITH THEINTENT TO PUT PEOPLE ON BOARD. WE SAW PEOPLE ENTER INTO THEASTRONAUT SAFETY SHELTER. I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT,YOU KNOW, WALLY WAS SAYING SHECOULD OUTRUN YOU. SHE WAS THE FIRST UP THE STAIRSAND SO NO LIE, THAT WALLY FUNK,SHE HAS QUITE A BIT OF ENERGY. SHE IS 82. I’M CONVINCED I READ THAT IT ISA TYPO SHE IS ACTUALLY 28. THAT WOMAN. GARY, TELL US ABOUT WHAT ISGOING ON IN THE SHELTER. WE SHOULD REMIND THE VIEWERS ONTHE LAST FLIGHT THAT WE HAD. WE DID A FULL UP REHEARSAL OFWHAT WE’RE DOING NOW. YOU WERE A PART OF THATASTRONAUT CREW THAT WE HAD. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SHELTER?>> SO THE SHELTER IS HAS TWOFUNCTIONS. THE SHELTER IN CASE OF EMERGENCYIF THEY NEED TO EVACUATEQUICKLY. THEY CAN GO ACROSS THE BRIDGEONLY 75 FEET AND BE IN THESHELTER FAST T IS FIREPROOF ANDHANDLE A SET OF ANOMALIES THATMAY HAPPEN WITH THE ROCKET. YOU SEE THE BLUE TANKS IT HAS AAIR BREATHING SUPPLY IN CASE OFA FIRE OUTSIDE. IT HAS COMMUNICATIONS THEY CANTALK TO CAB COM THERE. THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE CREWPREPARING THE CAPSULE TO PREPARELOADING. >> YOU SEE IN THE BLACK SUE THATIS KEVIN SPRUGE AND WALLY FUNKTHE OLDEST PERSON TO HAVE FLOWNIN SPACE. CLOCK WISE HERE, OLIVER DAEMEN,SOON TO BE THE YOUNGEST PERSONTO HAVE FLOWN IN SPACE AT THEAGE OF 18. HE COMES FROM THE NETHERLANDS ASHOUTOUT TO THE INTERNATIONALVIEWERS ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THENETHERLANDS, HELLO, EVERYONE. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURCOUNTRYMAN THERE. WE HAVE MARK BEZOS, BROTHER TOJEFF BEZOS, OUR FOUNDER IN THECOWBOY HAT. HE IS A — HE IS A TRUE TEXAN ATHEART, YOU KNOW WE CALL IT THERANCH HERE AND INCORPORATE THATINTO A LOT OF WHAT WE DO AND THESPIRIT THAT WE HAVE HERE AT OURLAUNCH SITE 1. THEY ARE LEAVING THE ASTRONAUTSAFETY SHELTER HERE. LET’S WATCH AS THEY PREPARE TOCROSS THE BRIDGE. WHAT A MOMENT. JEFF BEZOS. MARK BEZOS. WALLY FUNK AND OLIVER DAEMEN. RING THE CEREMONIAL BELL. MAKING SOME NOISE ON THE WAY TOGET INTO THE CREW CAPSULE. KEVIN, THE CREW MEMBER 7 THEREIN THE BLACK SUIT. HE IS GOING TO HELP THEM INGRESSAND GET INTO THE CAPSULE AND GETSITUATED IN THE SEATS AND HELPTHEM GET BUCKLED INTO THEHARNESSES AND THROUGH THE FINALSAFETY CHECKS BEFORE CLOSING THEHATCH. WE SHOULD NOTE, GARY AND I HAVEBEEN THROUGH THE ASTRONAUTTRAINING EXPERIENCE. IT IS A FIVE-POINT HARNESS WHENARE YOU DONE WITH TRAINING YOUCAN DO THAT UP SIDE DOWN WITHYOUR EYES CLOSED INSIDE ANDOUT. YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THAT WORKS,YOU WILL NEED TO. WHEN WE COME BACK YOU WANT TOGET BACK INTO THE SEAT FROM ZEROG. THAT’S IMPORTANT. LET’S WATCH AS THEY CROSS ANDTAKING FINAL PHOTOS. WE HAVE THE PHOTOGRAPHER THEREFEEL LEX KOONZ. HE HAS TAKEN THE BEAUTIFUL SHOTSOF THE CREW WE SAW EARLIER. THERE THEY GO INTO THE CAPSULE. GARY, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUTTHE PIPING GOING INTO HATCH?>> THAT’S JUST A CABINENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM. IT IS ON THE PAD. BEFORE WE SEAL THE HATCH WE WANTTO MAKE SURE THE AIR IS FRESHAND AIR CONDITIONED IN THERE. AND IT IS REMOVED DURING THECLOSURE. THEY ARE ONE BY ONE ENTERING THECABIN AND GETTING FASTENED IN,THEY WILL GO THROUGH A SERIES OFTHINGS WITH THE COM. >> THERE IS WALLY FUNK IN SEATNUMBER 3. OLIVER IN SEAT NUMBER 1. I’M STARTING TO SHAKE A BIT. WE HAVE PRACTICED THIS AND NOTONLY ON THE LAST FLIGHT THEREVERSAL LIKE THIS BUT IT ISDIFFERENT. WE HAVE DONE 15 MISSIONS TO GETTO THIS POINT. BUT IT IS SO MUCH DIFFERENT WHENYOU PUT PEOPLE ON BOARD. BUT AGAIN SO MUCH TESTING ANDDESIGN AND SO MUCH THOUGHT ANDWELL TRAINED BLUE ORIGIN TEAMTHAT IS SUPPORTING THESEASTRONAUTS THE FIRST CREW ON NEWSHEPARD. IT IS WONDERFUL. WE’RE READY FOR TODAY. NOW, WE ARE STANDING BY HERE FORCAP COM TO WELCOME THEM. LET’S STAND BY FOR AUDIO THERE. THERE IS MISSION CONTROL. SARA KNIGHT. >> CLEAR 7. >> I CAN SEE IT. IT IS JAMMED IN THERE. DON’T PULL ON IT. >>> WE HAVE SARA KNIGHT ONE OFTHE CREW ON THE LEFT. THE ASTRONAUTS ARE LOADED INTOTHE CAPSULE. THERE IS WALLY FUNK IN HER SEATAS WELL AS MISSION CONTROL. TALK ABOUT — HOW ABOUT LOCKEDAND LOADED. THE TEAM IS REALLY, I MEAN YOUHAVE BEEN IN MISSION CONTROLDURING THE LAUNCHES, WHAT ISTHAT LIKE?>> SO AT THIS POINT IN THEPROCEDURE, EVERYONE IS FOCUSED. THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS. THEY ARE LOO LOOKING AT THEDATA, FOLLOWING PROCEDURES. THERE IS NO DISTRACTION YOU CANHEAR A PIN DROP. AS YOU SAW IN THAT PICTURE WERUN A TIGHT SHIP HERE AT BLUEORIGIN AND ON THE NEW SHEPARDPROGRAM. THAT PICTURE OF THE FRONT ROOMOF MISSION CONTROL, THAT IS ALLTHE PEOPLE OPERATING THE ROCKETIN TERMS OF PUSHING THE BUTTONSTO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN TO MAKE ITHAPPEN. >> WE HAVE CREW NUMBER 7, THAT’SMAKING SURE THAT WALLY’SHARNESSES ARE ALL TIGHT AND SNUGTHERE. TO THE POINT ABOUT CREW, GARY. WE TALK ABOUT DESIGNING ANAUTONOMOUS VEHICLE THAT LAUNCHESAND LANDS AND IS REUSED. BUT WE BUILT THE OPERATIONS TOCOMPLEMENT THAT TO LOWER THECOST OF ACCESS TO SPACE BECAUSETHAT’S AT THE HEART OF BUILDINGTHIS ROAD TO SPACE. WE HAVE BUILT IT SO IT ISEFFICIENT VEHICLE, EFFICIENTOPERATIONS. >> ABSOLUTELY. IN ADDITION TO THAT ROOM THAT ISA HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE AND SOMEBACKUPS IN CASE THEY NEED ABREAK. THERE IS A ENGINEERING BACK ROOMBESIDE A CONFERENCE ROOM. IT HAS ENGINEERS THAT ARE THEREJUST IN CASE THERE IS AN ANOMALYTHAT NEEDS INVESTIGATION. YOU CAN SEE IT THROUGH THE BACKWINDOWS. THAT’S ALL THAT IS NEEDED TOLAUNCH THE NEW SHEPARD. WE HAVE STAFF ON CALL INWASHINGTON STATE IF THERE IS ANANOMALY BUT THE MOST PART THAT’SIT. WE ARCHITECTED IT THAT WAY. >> DID YOU CATCH WALLY. THAT’S THE POSTCARD SHE PROMISEDEVERYONE SHE WAS GOING TO BEBRINGING UP TO SPACE WITH HER. BUT THEY HAVE THE PROPS READY. GETTING BACK TO THE CREW ANDOPERATIONS. WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN ADDITIONTO THE SAFETY AND CRITICALREDUNDANT SYSTEMS AND THEBACKUP. YOU KNOW WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THETEAM THAT WE HAVE BACK AND THATIS PART OF IT. IT IS NOT JUSTIN, YOU KNOW THE MECHANICALSYSTEM THE ENGINEERING THAT GOESINTO CAPSULE BUT OPERATIONAL WEBUILT THAT FROM THE START. SOME BEAUTIFUL SHOTS HERE OF THECAPSULE. SO THE WINDOW WITH THE WHITESCARE THERE. THAT’S WALLY FUNK. TO THE LEFT, THAT IS MARKBEZOS. JEFF BEZOS’ BROTHER. AND TO THE LEFT OF HIM HARDER TOSEE OFF THE WINDOW THAT’S JEFFBEZOS. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HATCH. HE’S HARNESS NODS TO GO TO SPACEAND BECOME THE HE COMES FROM THENETHERLANDS ADD HE TALKED ABOUTDO WE WANT TO OPEN UP AND MOREFLAGS, THIS IS PRELAUNCHCONTROL. WELCOME ON THE RSS FIRST STEP. LET’S GET THINGS STARTED WITHTHE COM CHECK. HOW DO YOU READ. >> LOUD AND CLEAR. >> COPY. ASTRONAUT WALLY HOW DO YOU README. >> PUSH THE BUTTON. >> ASTRONAUT DEMO. >> I HAVE YOU LAUD AND CLEAR. >> COPY. ASTRONAUT BEZOS. >> READ YOU LOUD AND CLEAR. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, SARA,APPRECIATE IT. >> IT IS MY HONOR AND PLEASURE. T-MINUS 21 MINUTES ANDCOUNTING. AS WE PROCEED, I’LL KEEP YOUUPDATED. FOR NOW, SIT BACK AND RELAX. >> FANTASTIC ALL FOUR ARE READYTO GO TO SPACE. THEY HAD A COMS CHECK WITH SARAKNIGHT ONE OF THE CREW MEMBER 7THERE. YOU HEARD ALL FOUR ASTRONAUTSARE JAZZED. YOU KNOW, WALLY, SHE IS A BITDISTRACTED AGAIN. WE SAID THIS BEFORE. SHE HAS WAITED OVER 60 YEARS THEPROGRAM TO GET WOMEN INTO SPACEWAS CANCELED. YOU KNOW WHAT, SHE IS CANCELEDNO MORE, EVERYBODY. SHE IS GOING TO SPACE. AN HONOR TO HELP HER REALIZETHIS DREAM OF GOING TO SPACEAFTER SO LONG. I MEAN WHAT A — WHAT A MOMENT,WHAT A WOMAN THAT REALLYPERSONIFIES PERSEVERANCE ANDPUSHING THROUGH IT. ALL RIGHT. HERE WE GO. WE’RE CLOSING THE HATCH. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CLOSE THEHATCH. WHAT ABOUT REGARDS TO CLOSINGTHE HATCH THERE. >> IT THERE ARE TWO SET OFSTEEL. IT IS BETWEEN THOSE AND. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVECAITLIN ON THE GROUND. WHAT IS COMING UP. >> LET’S HOLD OFF FOR A MOMENTON A UPDATE. IN THE MEANTIME LET’S WATCH HEREAS THE TOWER CREW CONTINUES TOCLOSE — CLOSE THE HATCH. MAKE SURE THE PRESSURE SEASEALS ARE READY TO GO. WE SEE MARK BEZOS GIVING THETHUMBS UP. WHAT TO DO AND AND WHAT A DAY. AND THE EXPERIENCE AND YOU WENTTHROUGH IT. WE HAVE CAITLIN. WHAT IS GOING ON IN MISSIONCONTROL; WE LEFT MISSION CONTROLAND NOW WE’RE AT FALL BACK 3. AND THE ENTRANCE ON THE ROAD TOSPACE. THAT’S WHERE THEY DROVE BY. AND WE CLOSED THE HATCHEVERYTHING LOOKS NOMINAL. ONCE THE CAPSULE IS UNDERPARASUITS WE HAVE A CONVOY HERETHAT WILL BE RACING OUT TO GETTHAT HATCH OPEN AND CELEBRATEAFTER THEIR FLIGHT TO SPACE. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE PREPARING FORHERE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THATUPDATE. GARY, SO, YOU WERE IN THECAPSULE AND WE TALKED TO WERE INTHE CAPSULE WHEN THEY CLOSED THEHATCH. WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE AT THISMOMENT?>> IT IS TRANQUIL. AFTER THEY HAVE ALL THEHELICOPTERS AND INGRESSING ANDTHE ADRENALINE YOU HAVE A MOMENTTO REFLECT WHEN IT IS CLOSED ITIS QUIET. AND JUST IN CASE YOU CAN HEARMISSION CONTROL. YOU ARE RECLINED IN A STREETNEXT TO THE WINDOW THAT IS SOBIG YOU CAN TURN YOUR HEAD ANDFEEL LIKE ARE YOU FLOATING ONTHE EDGE OF THE ROCKET. WE HAVE DESIGNED IT THAT WAY. YOU’RE IN SPACE, YOU DON’T HAVETO TURN YOUR HEAD. YOU LOOK RIGHT OUT AND HAVE THESEP STATION OF BEING OUT. >> IT ADDS TO THE FEEL OF THECAPSULE T IS TEN TIMES THEVOLUME THAT ALAN SHEPARD HAD ONHIS FLIGHT BUT IT IS BIG. THE WINDOWS MAKE IT BIG. THE PADDING MAKES IT LOOK BIG. WHEN YOU’RE FLOATING OVER THEKARMAN LINE AT ZERO-G. >> WE WANTED THAT SENSATION OFFLOATING. IF WE WERE ABLE TO DO IT. WE WOULD HAVE MADE THE ENTIRECAPSULE TRANSPARENT. >> THAT IS KIND OF A COOL IDEA. ARE YOU WORKING ON THAT. WE’RE GOING TO TOSS IT BACK TOMISSION CONTROL. WE HAVE A MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINABEZOS, SISTER TO JEFF AND MARK. >> s, ON THAT NOTE I HAVE ASPECIAL MESSAGE FOR YOU FROMYOUR SISTER CHRISTINA. >> STEVE AND I ARE EXCITED FORTHIS LAUNCH. JEFF THIS IS SOMETHING YOUDREAMED OF YOUR WHOLE LIFE ANDYOUR PARK IS INPECK SCIOUS. ARE YOU THE BEST CHALLENGE FORENCOURAGING US. AS YOU BUCKLE IN, I REMINDEDWHEN JEFF WAS CAP STAIN TRICKER,MARK YOU ARE SULU I WAS THELIEUTENANT. WE WOULD BATTLE KLINGONS ANDDODGING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFICAND PRAYING WE MAKE IT TO OURDESTINATION SAFELY. MARK, BE PREPARED TO FIRE THETORPEDOS IF ORDED TO DO SO. NOW HURRY UP GET YOUR ASSES BACKHERE SO I CAN GIVE YOU A HUG. WE LOVE YOU, GODSPEED, NEWSHEPARD. >> THERE IT IS. AND A MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINA. THE HEADQUARTERS GOING NUTS ASTHEY SHOULD, A BIG DAY FOR THEBLUE ORIGIN TEAM. IT IS EARLY OUT THERE. THEY WOULD NOT MISS IT FOR THEWORLD. LOOK AT THEM. SO AMAZING. WHAT A DAY FOR THE BLUE ORIGINTEAM FOR THE CREW MEMBERS ONBOARD AND THE FAMILYS THERESUPPORTING THE DREAMS TO GO TOSPACE. AND WE ARE SITTING HERE T-MINUS15. WE’RE IN A BRIEF HOLD. WHY DON’T WE MEET OLIVERDAEMEN. ONE OF THOSE ASTRONAUTS, THEFIRST VERY FIRST PAYING CUSTOMERAND THE YOUNGEST TO TRAVEL TOSPACE AT 18. >> I THINK IT IS THE DREAM FORSO MANY PEOPLE TO GO TO SPACE. MY FIRST MEMORIES WERE THETHUNDER BIRDS. I WATCHED EVERY EPISODE. THAT WAS THE BIG THING. >> OLIVER, THIS IS THE FIRSTLOOK AT THE VEHICLE. SO COOL TO GO WITH THE GROUP. WALLY IS ONE OF THE BEST PILOTSAND AN AMAZING LIFE STORY. JEFF IS THE ONE OF THE BESTBUSINESSMEN AND MARK IS AFIREFIGHTER. I FEEL THAT RESPONSIBILITYBECAUSE IN THE SPACE AND GETMORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SPACEAND NOT EVEN SPACE BUT SCIENCE,THIS IS FOR ME TO DO. >> WHEN I TOUCH DOWN, I WILL BESPEECHLESS. >> OLIVER HAS HIS PILOT’SLICENSE AND BE STUDYING PHYSICSIN COLLEGE AND IN A BIT HE WILLBE AN ASTRONAUT, GARY DID YOUTALK TO OLIVER?>> I DID. I MET HIM. >> DID YOU START RECRUITING. DID HE GET ON THAT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING SITTING HERE,COME ON, MAN, NOT ONLY STUDYPHYSICS BUT INNOVATION YOU CANONLY IMAGINE WHAT IS IN STOREFOR OLIVER IN THE YEARS TOCOME. I CAN TELL WHAT YOU IS IN STOREFOR HIM. HE WILL GO TO SPACE OVER THEKARMAN LINE UP 100 KILOMETERS UPIN THE LINE OF SPACE AND EARTH. HE WILL COME BACK AN ASTRONAUT. CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT. WE’RE AT T-MINUS 15 TO GO. WE’RE IN A BRIEF HOLD. LET’S TURN IT OVER TO NEWSHEPARD AND WATCH THE ROCKET SHEIS GETTING READY TO TAKE THEFOUR ASTRONAUTS TO SPACE ANDBACK. >>> WE’RE LIVE FROM WEST TEXAS. WE’RE HERE AT T-MINUS 15 MINUTESUNTIL LAUNCH. WE’RE IN A BRIEF HOLD. WE HAVE OUR ASTRONAUTS THAT ARELOADED INTO THE CAPSULE YOU SAWTHERE. WE HAVE OLIVER DAEMEN ON THELEFT. TO THE RIGHT OF THE HATCH IS OURFOUNDER JEFF BEZOS. COMING AROUND IS MARK BEZOS ANDIS WALLY FUNK. AGAIN WE’RE JUST HERE IN A BRIEFHOLD. LET’S GO BACK TO THE PAD ANDCATCH THE SHOTS AS THEY GETREADY FOR THE FLIGHT TO SPACEAND BACK THIS MORNING. >>> THANK YOU FOR JOINING USFROM WEST TEXAS FOR NEWSHEPARD’S FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT. T-MINUS 15 MINUTES. THIS IS OKAY. GARY YOU CAN APPRECIATE THIS WESPENT YEARS DESIGNING THISROCKET. MONTHS AND MONTHS AND IF WE NEEDTO TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES MORETO MAKE SURE THAT THE TEAM ISALIGNED. WE’RE ALL SET, THE ASTRONAUTSARE HAPPY AND UP ALOFT WITHINTHE GREEN ZONES. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT. WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?>> THERE IS TWO KINDS OF HOLDS AHOLD WHILE THEY INVESTIGATE ANANOMALY. THAT’S NOT THE CASE. THERE ARE HOLDS TO CATCH UP WITHTHE TIME LINE. THE THING ABOUT NEW SHEPARD FROMORBITAL VEHICLES WE DON’T NEEDTO LAUNCH AT A PRECISE TIME TOMEET A LAUNCH WINDOW BECAUSEWE’RE TRYING TO INTERCEPTSOMETHING. WE HAVE A LOT OF TIME. WE CAN TAKE OUR TIME, BETTER TOPAUSE AND HOLD IF THERE IS AREASON. IF THERE IS A SENSOR. WE TAKE THE HO HOLDSOTHERWISE WE BIAS LAUNCHING ASSOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE DON’THAVE A LOT OF BUFFER IN THENORMAL COUNT. >> AGAIN, THE — NOW IUNDERSTAND THE HOLD IS LIFTED. SO IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE GOTTENTHE TIME LINES ALIGNED. THEY ARE ALL SORTED. WE’RE CONTINUING OUR COUNTDOWN. LET’S GO BACK TO THE PAD ANDCHECK OUT THE ASTRONAUTS IN THECAPSULE AS THEY GET READY FORTHE LAUNCH TO SPACE AND BACKTHIS MORNING. >>> WE’RE AT T-MINUS 14 MINUTESAND 5 SECONDS TO GO UNTIL LAUNCHHERE. WE HAVE GOOSE BUMPS GOING. THE ENERGY IS BUILDING. AND SEEING EARTH AND WE HAVESEVERAL ASTRONAUTS THAT AREWORKING WITH US. THEY HAVE LOGGED HUNDREDS OFHOURS IN SPACE AND THEY HAVE AKEEN PERSPECTIVE WHAT THEY AREAWAY FROM EXPERIENCING. >> IT IS INTERESTING PEOPLE CANLOOK AT A PICTURE OF EARTH BY AASTRONAUT, THEY DON’T GET THATCHANGE INSIDE THAT BEING THEREIN SPACE GIVES YOU. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THATYOU HAVE TO DO. >> THE PERSPECTIVE IS A GREATONE. YOU CAN SEE THINGS YOU NEVERTHOUGHT WOULD YOU SEE FROMEARTH. — WOULD YOU SEE FROM EARTH. >> HAVING THAT KIND OFEXPERIENCE MAKES YOU FEELSMALLER. YOU. >> YOU COME BACK WITH A SENSETHAT THE EARTH IS A CLOSEDENVIRONMENT. EVERYTHING WE HAVE HERE TO EAT,BREATHE, DRINK, IT IS ALLTRAVELING TOGETHER. >> LOOKING AT THE BLACKNESS OFSPACE AND LOOKING AT THE SURFACEOF THE EARTH AND NOTHINGSEPARATES. HUMANKIND IS ON THIS ONE ROCKPROTECTED BY THIS FRAGILE LAYEROF AIR. >> YOU REALIZE THAT THE PLANETIS, IN FACT, A GIANT SHIPTRAVELING THROUGH SPACE AND HOMETO 7 BILLION. EVERY ASTRONAUT IS CHANGED BY ITIN SOME WAY. >> THEY HAVE DOCUMENTED ACHANGING IN CORE VALUES INALMOST ALL ASTRONAUTS FROMBEFORE THE FLIGHT TO AFTER THEFLIGHT. AS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE START TOGET THIS EXPERIENCE, THEKNOWLEDGE A DIFFERENTUNDERSTANDING WILL GRADUALLYCHANGE. THE EXPERIENCE OF SOMETHING THATCHANGES WHO YOU ARE ON THEINSIDE. THAT’S VERY POWERFUL. IT IS SO MEMORABLE AND UNIQUETHAT PEOPLE WALK AWAYSPEECHLESS. ♪>>> INCREDIBLE I HOPE ONE DAY IGET TO EXPERIENCE THAT. I KNOW THAT THE FOUR PEOPLE ONTOP OF THAT ROCKET ARE ABOUT TODO THAT. GARY, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUTTHE FLIGHT PROFILE HOW THEY AREGETTING UP OVER THE KARMAN LINEAND HERE TO WEST TEXAS?>> T-MINUS 0 IS THE TIME. >> STANDING BY WE ARE READY FORTHE GO, NO GO POLL. >> THIS IS THE FLIGHT DIRECTOR. GO FOR LAUNCH. >> CONTROLLER. >>> THANK YOU FOR JOINING USAGAIN. WE WITH CAUGHT UP FROM THEASTRONAUTS WE GOT THE TAIL END. WE’RE LOOKING GOOD. LET’S GET BACK INTO THE PROFILETHAT YOU WERE TELLING US ABOUTHERE. HOW ARE THEY GETTING UP TO SPACEOVER THE KARMAN LINE, THERECOGNIZED LINE OF SPACE ANDBACK DOWN HERE TO EARTH IN WESTTEXAS. >> AND T-MINUS ZERO IS NOT THEPOINT OF LIFTOFF WE SEND THECOMMAND TO SEND OFF. THAT’S SEVEN SECONDS LATER. IT WILL ASCEND AND THEN SHUT OFFTHE MECO. THE CAPSULE WILL SEPARATE ANDTHE FASTEN BELT LINE ON THEPANELS WILL TURN OFF AND THEYWILL FLOAT AROUND FOR 3 TO 4MINUTES. DURING THAT TIME, THE VEHICLESARE STILL ASCENDING AND ABOVE100 KILOMETERS TO THE KARMANLINE. WE’RE HEADED FOR 105,106 KILOMETERS AND START THEDESCENT. THE BOOSTER WILL REENTER FIRST TIS MORE AERODYNAMIC. BEFORE IT HITS THE ATMOSPHERE ITDEPLOYED THE WEDGE FINS TOSTABILIZE IT AND USES THE AFTFINS TO STEER BACK OVER THEPAD. JUST OVER 20,000 FEET ABOVE ITWILL SLOW DOWN AND RESTARTS THEENGINES SECONDS BEFORE HITTINGTHE GROUND TO SLOW ITSELF DOWNTO A SOFT LANDING. THE LEGS WILL COME OUT BEFORELANDING MAY DO ONE OR TWOMANEUVERS TO MAKE SURE IT ISOVER THE PAD AND THEN TOUCH DOWNSOFTLY. MEANWHILE THE CAPSULE WILLCONTINUE THE FLIGHT, THE NAUGHTSWILL STRAP BACK IN BEFOREHITTING THE ATMOSPHERE, GET BACKIN THE SEATS. THERE WILL BE THRUSTERSSTABILIZE AND THE CAPSULE TOPREVENT IT FROM ROCKING ANDCHUTES 10,000 FEET ABOVE ANDTHEN A LANDING WILL OCCUR ON ACUSHION OF AIR THAT WILL FIREJUST ABOUT SIX FEET OFF THEGROUND. >> WE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE ONWEB CASTS THAT THE DIRT DOWNHERE IS LIKE TALC. WE HAVE THE CUSHION THAT KICKSUP THE DUST. THEY ARE COMING IN 1 OR 2 MILESAN HOUR IN A SOFT LANDING. AGAIN, GARY, WE CONFIRMED WE’REA GO FOR LAUNCH FOR THE FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT ON NEW SHEPARD. MY GOODNESS. I MEAN, YOU HAVE BEEN WAITINGFOR THIS FOR 17 YEARS. WHAT ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW,GARY?>> IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT ISHERE. I DON’T KNOW THAT IT HAS SET INYET. I THINK ABOUT THE ENTIRE TEAM,PAST AND PRESENT, THE HUNDREDSOF PEOPLE THAT HAVE WORKED ONTHE PROGRAM AND WHAT THIS MEANSTO THEM. >> ABSOLUTELY. IT’S, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUTTHE TEAM HERE. IT IS A LEAN AND MEAN TEAM BUTEACH ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVECONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THISPROGRAM. IT IS, AGAIN A SPECIALOUTOUT TO THE BLUE ORIGIN TEAMMEMBERS AROUND THE WORLD. THE OTHERS WATCHING AROUND THEWORLD, IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCESPACE FLIGHT FOR YOURSELF, IFYOU WANT TO DO WHAT JEFF ANDMARK AND WALLY AND OLIVER AREDOING. YOU’RE SERIOUS. SEND US AN E-MAIL AT ASTRONAUTSAT BLUE ORIGIN. COM. WE’RE OPEN FOR TICKET SALES TOSPEND TO YOU SPACE. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY. YOU KNOW. WE — WE’RE SO LUCKY TO HAVETHIS PARTICULAR CREW ON BOARDTODAY, GARY. I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW. NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE THEBEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT THE BEZOSBROTHERS THAT ARE GOING UP. WE HAVE WALLY AND COL VER, SOONTO BE THE OLDEST AND THEYOUNGEST NAUGHTS WHO HAVE FLOWNIN SPACE. OLIVER REPRESENTING OURINTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OUT THERETAKING THE DUTCH FLAK TO SPACE. YOU KNOW AND THEN, AGAIN, WALLYWHO HAS BEEN THINKING ABOUTGOING TO SPACE HER ENTIRE LIFEBUT CERTAINLY SINCE THE 1960sWHEN SHE WAS PART OF THAT PARTOF THE PROGRAM THAT WASCANCELED. SHE JUST KEPT FIGHTING UNTILRECENTLY WE SAID, WALLY, JOIN USFOR THE CREW. I CAN IMAGINE THE FUTURECUSTOMERS GOING ON BOARD,REPRESENT THE WORLD AND MANYDIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND WECERTAINLY LOOK FORWARD TO THATAS WE MENTIONED. WE’LL HAVE TWO MORE FLIGHTS IN2021 FOR A TOTAL OF THREE ANDMANY MORE TO COME IN THE FUTUREAND THAT IS JUST FANTASTIC. I CAN EMERGENCY AS YOU BUILD THESYSTEM, GARY, YOU WERE THINKINGABOUT THIS IS NOT JUST A ONE ORTWO FLIGHT OPERATION WITH NEWSHEPARD BUILT IT FOR A LONG-TERMPROGRAM. >> WE BUILT IT TO CONTINUE ANDTO TAKE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OFASTRONAUTS IN THE FUTURE AND THETHOUSANDS. >> IT THINK ABOUT THIS THEREARE ONLY ABOUT 560, 570 PEOPLETHAT HAVE EVER BEEN OVER THEKARMAN LINE OVER — UP100 KILOMETERS OVER THE LINE OFSPACE. WE’LL ADD MORE TO THE LIST WHICHIS SO, SO, SO COOL. >> SOME DAY IN THE FUTURE WEWILL BE OVER 570 JUST ON THE NEWSHEPARD PROGRAM. >> ARE YOU GOING TO GO UP?>> ABSOLUTELY. >> WILL YOU GO UP WITH ME. YOU IN, MAN?>> AWESOME. T-MINUS 4 MINUTES:20. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT. AND WE’RE AWAITING THE ROCKET ISGOING TO GO INTO THE LAST MINUTECHECKS ON THE VEHICLE. T-MINUS 2 MINUTES. WE THROW THE SHOW OVER TO HER TIS ALL ON HERE. IT IS AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE. TALK TO US ABOUT THE LAST — THELAST-MINUTE CHECKS WHAT WE’LLSEE ON THE SCREEN. >> ALL RIGHT. AS YOU MENTIONED THE LAST TWOMINUT MINUTES ARE AUTOSEQUENCE AND EXECUTED BY THEVEHICLE ITSELF THROUGH ANAUTOMATED CHECK LIST. YOU WILL SEE A COUPLE OFTHINGS. THERE WILL BE THINGS THAT YOUDON’T SEE SUCH AS SENSOR CHECKS,PRESSURE CHECKS ON THE TANKS,RADIO CHECKS. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF CHECKSWILL BE GONE THROUGH IN THELIST. YOU WILL SEE THE HYDRAULICSYSTEM GOING UP THAT WILL WIGGLETHE GIMBLE AND THOSE — THEY’RENOT ONLY WIGGLING THE SURFACESBUT MAKING SURE THERE IS NORESTRICTION AND THEY ARETRAVELING SMOOTHLY. >> WE’RE WAITING TO SEE THAT. YOU WILL SEE, AS GARY SAID, YOUDON’T SEE ALL OF THE LAST-MINUTECHECKS BUT WE GET TO SEE THE AFTFINS. GARY MENTIONED THEY ARE AT THEBASE OF THE VEHICLE. THERE ARE FOUR OF THOSE. THEY DIRECT THE ROCKET UP ANDDOWN. THAT’S THE BE-3. THE BLUE ENGINE 3. LIQUID OXYGEN AND HYDROGEN ARETHE PROPELLANTS IN THE ENGINE. IT IS NOT ONLY A POWERFUL AND ATHROTTLEABLE ENGINE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR ASECOND. WE THROTTLE IT BACK AS IT LANDSTHAT CREATES A NICE SOFTLANDING. AS IT COMES IN, IT’S NOT FILLEDWITH THE PROPELLANT THAT IT HADON THE WAY BACK UP. WE THROTTLE IT BACK LIKE ANAIRPLANE THAT COMES IN FOR ANICE, SOFT LANDING. WHAT A TRIP TO SPACE AND BACKAGAIN THE VEHICLE WE HAD 15SUCCESSFUL FLIGHTS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NUMBER 16 ASPECIAL ONE WITH PEOPLE ON BOARDTODAY. I JUST — THERE WE GO. >> THE IT IS RETRACTING. THERE IS OLIVER ON THE LEFT. JEFF BEZOS ON THE RIGHT. WE’RE ABOUT TO GO TO SPACE,EVERYONE. , WE’RE IN OUGHT TOSS SEQUENCE. >> THE ENGINE GIMBLE THEY SHOULDFEEL IT IN THE CABIN. AND THE CHECKS. , YOU SEE THE CHECK PEEKING OUTAT THE BASE OF THE ROCKET. HERE WE GO. EVERYONE. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CONTRIBUTEDYEARS TO THE HISTORIC MOMENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TIME FORTHE FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT. GODSPEED, FIRST CREW OF NEWSHEPARD. LET’S LIGHT THIS. >>> T-MINUS 16, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 –COMMAND UNDER THE START. 2, 1. IGNITION. >> NEW SHEPARD HAS CLEARED THETOWER ON THE WAY TO SPACE WITHTHE FIRST HUMAN CREW, GO, JEFF,WALLY, MARK, OLIVER, YOU’REGOING TO SPACE!>> MY GOODNESS LISTEN TO THEROAR OF THE ENGINE. WE’RE ABOUT TO PASS THROUGHMAXIMUM DYNAMIC PRESSURE. THAT’S WHEN THE STRESS ON THEVEHICLE IS AT ITS MAXIMUM. >> MAX QT IS CONFIRMED. BEAUTIFUL BURN ON THAT BE-3ENGINE. LIQUID HYDROGEN AND LIQUIDOXYGEN AS THE PROPELLANT. NOT JUST CLEAN IN TERMS OFBEAUTIFULLY PERFORMING. TO SEE THE GLOW OF THE ENGINEUNDERNEATH THE ROCKET UNDER OURSHOULDERS AND TO KNOW THAT WEHAVE A CREW THAT’S GOING TOSPACE. IT JUST FEELS DIFFERENT. DOESN’T IT, GARY. >> IT IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT. >> ALL RIGHT CAN YOU FOLLOWALONG OF COURSE THE SPEEDOMETERON THE BOTTOM THE ALTIMETER INTHE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN THERE. SO FAR IS A NOMINAL FLIGHT. COMING UNON MECO, MAIN ENGINECUTOFF. THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BYSEPARATION. AT THAT POINT AFTER SEPARATIONWE’LL LET THE ASTRONAUTSUNBUCKLE AND TAKE IN THEFREEDOMS OF ZERO-G. THERE IS MECO A BEAUTIFUL SHOTDOWN THE NEW SHEPARD ROCKET. LOOK AT THAT VIEW. UNREAL. AWAITING SEPARATION HERE. HERE WE ARE. YOU CAN TART TO SEE — START TOSEE. STAND BY. YOU WILL SEE THE SEPARATION OFTHE CAPSULE FROM THE BOOSTERITSELF. , OH, WOW. WOW. >> THERE WE GO THEY HAVE PASSEDTHE KARMAN LINE AT 23,000 FEET,CONTINUING THEIR ASSENT. YOU CAN SEE THE VEHICLES THERE. WHEN THE SPEED HITS ZERO, THEYHAVE HIT THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE. QUITE AN EXPERIENCE. , YES, RUN-MINUTE WARNING. CAN YOU SEE THE BOOSTER. >> I CANNOT. >> OKAY. GET IN. LOOK AT THAT. >> EVERYBODY IN?>> STATUS CHECK. ASTRONAUT OLIVER. >> REMOTE CONTROL OLIVER. STATUS PERFECT. >> ASTRONAUT WALLY. WALLY?>> ASTRONAUT DEMO. >> ASTRONAUT DEMO. >> ASTRONAUT BEZOS. >> COPY. >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US LIVEFOR THE FIRST HUMAN FLIGHT ONNEW SHEPARD. AND THE BOOSTER IS ABOUT TORETURN TO THE LANDING PAD. THERE WE SEE ENGINE RELIGHT. THE SONIC BOOM. >> BOOSTER TOUCHDOWN WELCOMEBACK NEW SHEPARD. A BEAUTIFUL ROCKET THAT PROVIDEDA BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT TO SPACE. >> THE BOOSTER HAS LANDED. >> BOOSTER LANDED. >> GREAT TO HEAR ABOUT THEBOOSTER. >> THERE IT IS THE CREW CAPSULEWITH THE FOUR MEMBERS ON BOARD;YOU HAVE A VERY HAPPY CREW UPHERE I WANT YOU TO KNOW. >> I SEE BLUE. I SEE THE BARN. >> STAND BY. STAND BY DRONES. STAND BY MAIN, STAND BY MAIN. >>> SO FAR A GREAT FLIGHT. THE CREW COMING BACK FROMSPACE. THE PROBE DEPLOYED. AND COMING TO A FULLININFLATION. OUR ROCKET WENT OVER MACH 3 ANDNOW THEY’RE FLOATING DOWN AT 10OR 16 MILES AN HOUR ABOUT TOJOIN US HOME, BACK HERE IN WESTTEXAS AFTER HAVING GONE OVER THEKARMAN LINE, THE INTERNATIONALLYRECOGNIZED LINE OF SPACE,SWORLD’S NEWEST ASTRONAUTS. GARY, HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP?>> I’M SPEECHLESS. >> WOW. >> THE BIG BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS,. >> WE HAVE A MINUTE AND A HALFOF FLOATING BEFORE THEACTIVATION OF THE CHECK TO –FOR THE SOFT TOUCHDOWN. AT THIS POINT THERE ARE SENSORSON BOARD DETECTING HOW HIGH THEYARE ABOVE THE GROUND. MULTIPLE SENSORS SIX FEET ABOVETHE GROUND. AND THAT WILL PUFF AND HAVE ASOFT TOUCH DOWN LIKE SITTING INA CHAIR. I’M SURE THE ADRENALINE ISPUMPING NOW. >> AND TOUCHDOWN!WELCOME BACK NEW SHEPARD’S FIRSTHUMAN CREW. WHAT A FLIGHT; WELCOME BACK TOEARTH, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OFYOU. >> WHAT A DAY, WHAT A DAY. >> ASTRONAUT OLIVER, AMAZING. IT WAS AMAZING. >> COPY FIRST STEP, LET’S DO ASTATUS CHECK. ASTRONAUT OLIVER. >> ASTRONAUT OLIVER. >> COPY. ASTRONAUT –>> COPY. ASTRONAUT DEMO. >> ASTRONAUT DEMO. I’M GOOD. >> COPY. ASTRONAUT BEZOS. >> ASTRONAUT BEZOS, BEST DAYEVER. >> IT YEAH!>> COPY, EVERYONE. GO AHEAD AND REMAIN IN YOURSEAT, CREW NUMBER 7 IS ON THEWAY. YOU WILL HEAR GAS OFF. . >>> FIRST UL CONTROL 351210 FEETAPIGEE. — YOUR APOGEE IS 351210 FEET. >> THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. AND WALLY, THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. >> IT WAS. I WAS SURPRISED HOW EASY 0-GWAS. >> IT WAS NATURAL. >> LIKE SWIMMING. >> IT IS WEIRD, IT FELT –>>> WELL, WHAT A DAY YOU CAN SEETHE FOUR, THE NEWEST MINTEDASTRONAUTS, THEY’RE ON BOARDDISCUSSING THEIR INCREDIBLEFLIGHT OF A LIFETIME UP TO SPACEAND BACK. WOW. OUR TEAM IS NOW PREPARINGLANDING SAFETY OPERATIONS. THE RECOVERY CREW HAS MINUTESAGO LEFT THE BARN THERE TO GOOPEN THE HATCH. YOU CAN SEE THEM THERE. THEY ARE ARRIVING AT THE CAPSULEIN THE RIVIANS AND THEPARACHUTES FELL CLOSE TO THECAPSULE. THERE IS NOT MUCH WIND OUTTHERE. A BEAUTIFUL DAY. NOT TOO SHABBY; GARY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>> PICTURE PERFECT AND LANDEDEXACTLY WHERE WE PREDICTED. THAT’S HOW THEY GET TO IT. THEY MOVED BEFORE IT LANDED ONTHE PREDICTION OF LANDING WE USEWEATHER BALLOONS WE LAUNCHTHROUGHOUT THE MORNING THATGIVES US AN ITEM WHERE WE’LLLAND WITHIN THE THOUSAND FEET. WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS KEVINAND THE MAKING SURE EVERYONE ISOKAY AND A THUMBS UP. THEY ARE GROUNDING THE VEHICLE. COULD YOU ACCUMULATE ELECTRICCHARGE THAT’S WHY WE PREFER THATTHEY NOT GET OUT THEMSELVES SOWE CAN GROUND IT WITH A STATICCHARGE. >> SLEPT. I THINK THAT KEVIN, OUR CREWMEMBER 7 HAS GIVEN THE THUMBS UPFOR ALL OF OUR ASTRONAUTS THATARE ON BOARD THERE AND JEFFBEZOS, MARK BEZOS, WALLY FUNKAND OLIVER DAEMEN. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY. YOU HEARD THEM ON THE AUDIO,BEST DAY EVER. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS OUR BEST DAYEVER. WE DIDN’T GET TO GO UP TOSPACE. WHAT A DAZE. CONGRATS; CONGRATS TO THE TEAM,THE CREW AND THE FRIENDS ANDFAMILY OF THE INCREDIBLEASTRONAUTSMENT THEY ARE ABOUT TOEXIT THE CAPSULE HERE. LET’S WAIT FOR THAT MOMENT. YOU SEE JEFF IN THE WINDOW. >> THEY’RE MOVING AND SO IT DOESNOT SNAG THE HATCH. >> THERE IS JEFF, THUMBS UP. >> GARY, CONGRATS TO YOU. GIVE ME A HUG. THIS IS — AND WHAT A DAY. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THEFIRST HUMAN FLIGHT OF NEWSHEPARD. THEY WENT TO SPACE AND BACKTOPPING OVER 350,000 FEET OVER100 KILOMETERS. THEY CAME DOWN. WE’RE WAITING FOR EGGRESS. THE CREW WILL MEET THE FAMILIESBACK HERE ON THE GROUND AND THEFAMILIES THAT HAVE PROVIDED SOMUCH SUPPORT SINCE THEY WERELITTLE KIDS AND DREAMED OF THISTO THIS DAY AND THIS MOMENT. WWE READY? >>> OLIVER, CONGRATULATIONS. >> YOU HAVE TO GET UP THERE. WHAT A DAY HERE AT A SUCCESSFULLAUNCH AND LANDING OF THE NEWSHEPARD ROCKET WITH THE FIRSTHUMAN FLIGHT CREW. THERE IS JEFF BEZOS, MARK BEZOS,OLIVER DAEMEN AND WALLY FUNK. THE FAMILIES THERE GIVING BIGHUGS ALL AROUND. WHAT A MOMENT. SO MUCH EMOTION FROM ALL OFTHEM. THE ELATION DID YOU SEE WALLY,SHE CAME OUT. I TOLD YOU SHE WAS PROBABLYGOING TO DO A CART WHEEL AS SHECAME OUT. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY. LET’S JUST CAPTURE A FEW MOREMOMENTS OF THIS. THE SPACE FLIGHT, SO MUCHENGINEERING. SO MUCH OBJECTIVE HARDENGINEERING, TECHNICAL THOUGHTTHAT GOES INTO IT. WHEN YOU PUT PEOPLE ON BOARD,THERE IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLEEMOTIONAL COMPONENT TO THIS. THE TIME, THE EFFORT, THE BLOOD,SWEAT AND TEARS, YOU KNOW THISBETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. CONGRATS, GARY. >> THANK YOU. CONGRATS TO THE ENTIRE BLUEORIGIN TEAM. THIS MAY HAVE LOOKED EASYTODAY. IT WAS ANYTHING BUT EASY. TO DESIGN A VEHICLE THAT WAS SOSAFE, ANYONE CAN GET ON BOARD. >> FROM WALLY FUNK, WHO TODAYBECAME THE WORLD’S OLDESTASTRONAUT AT 82 TO OLIVER DAEMENWHO WAS THE YOUNGEST ASTRONAUTAT 18. HE JOINED US FROM THENETHERLANDS A BIG SHOUTOUT TOTHE VIEWERS. CONGRATS, YOU SHOULD BE VERY,VERY PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRYMAN. AGAIN IN REPRESENTING THE NEXTGENERATION OF PEOPLE THAT AREGOING TO GO INTO SPACE. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEIZE WHAT HEDOES WITH HIS FUTURE. YOU HEARD HIM IN THE VIDEO. HE WANTS TO SPREAD THE LOVE ANDTHE MESSAGE AND I CANNOT WAIT TOHEAR THE IMPRESSIONS OF THE VIEWFROM UP THERE. I HEAR IN A MOMENT WE HOPE TOGET A COUPLE OF IMPRESSIONS FROMTHE ASTRONAUTS. WE’LL STAND BY FOR THAT THERE. YOU SEE THE FRIENDS AND THEFAMILY, THE CEO BOB SMITHTHERE. YOU SEE A COUPLE OF THE OTHEREXECUTIVES OF COURSE, THE SAFETYTEAM. >> AND THE CHAME PAIN TIME,EVERYONE. >> THE ONLY WAY TO END A SPACEFLIGHT. >> THE ONLY PROPER WAY TO END ASPACE FLIGHT WITH A CHAMPAGNESHOWER. MAN, THAT’S — THAT’S THEBEGINNING OF THE CELEBRATION. THERE IS MORE TO COME. WE’RE, AGAIN, NOT JUST THE CREWAND THE FAMILIES BUT EVERYONE ATBLUE ORIGIN WHO MADE THEHISTORIC DAY POSSIBLE. THERE IS A BIG HUG FROM JEFF TOWALLY FUNK. >> THE ODDEST PERSON IN SPACE. YOU. >> WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MOMENTTHERE. FOR A WOMAN WHO WAS DENIED HEROPPORTUNITY TO GO TO SPACE INTHE ’60s. SHE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL 2021 ANDIT WAS WORTH THE WAIT. THE BEZOS BROTHERS HUGGING ITOUT. OLIVER DAEMEN GIVING HIS FATHERA HUG. WHAT A MOMENT. YOU SAW THE FIRST HUG COMING OUTAND THE MOTHER FOLLOWED BY HISFATHER MIKE. AND WHAT A DAY. WHAT A DAY. TO THE THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS OFTEAM BLUE, YOU CONTRIBUTED TOTODAY AS WELL. I KNOW YOU’RE HUGGING IT OUTBACK IN WASHINGTON AT OURHEADQUARTERS NEAR SEATTLE,SENDING YOU A LOT OF LOVE FROMHERE IN WEST TEXAS. WHAT A MOMENT. I MEAN, GRANTED, YOU KNOW, GARYWE WERE NOT IN THE CAPSULE MYFAVORITE PART WAS HEARING THEHOOTING AND HOLLERING AND THELAUGHING. JEFF IS KNOWN FOR HIS BIGLAUGH. HE’S — HE’S HAVING THE MOMENTOF A LIFETIME HERE AND YOU CANIMAGINE THEY WERE FLOATINGAROUND UP THERE. AND GOSH LOOK AT THE VIEWS. >> GARY IS THIS HOY YOU EXPECTEDIT. WE LIKE TO START AT THE END GOALAND WORK BACKWARDS TO MAKE THEDESIGN AND THEN BUILDFORWARDSMENT WHEN YOU SAT THERE17 YEARS AGO WITH THE VERY SMALLTEAM AT THE TIME AT BLUE, ISTHIS WHAT YOU IMAGINED. >> IT IS WHAT WE HOPED FOR, THESIZE OF THE TEAM, THERE WEREONLY 20 OF US IN THE WAREHOUSEIT WOULD HAVE TAKEN A HUGE LEAPOF FAITH. >> JUST INCREDIBLE. I HAVE BEEN HERE 7 YEARS. YOU GOT ME BEAT BY A LOT THERE. AND WHEN I JOINED THE TEAM ANDWE WERE TALKING ABOUT THEMOMENT, THE DAY WE WOULD FLYPEOPLE. IT IS HERE AND NOW. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WILLTHIS LOOK LIKE, WHAT WILL THATLOOK LIKE. IT DOESN’T COMPARE AND MATTER. THIS IS REAL. THIS IS BETTER AND THE EMOTIONALCOMPONENT. THAT’S WHY WE KNEW IT WAS READYTO PUT PEOPLE ON BOARD THIS –THIS ROCKET. AND GIVE PEOPLE THE EXPERIENCEOF A LIFETIME. BASED ON WHAT WE SEE THERE. I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, A JOBWELL DONE, SIR. A JOB WELL DONE. >> NOT ONLY BUT WE CAN DO ITAGAIN AND AGAIN. >> PRECISELY. WE LOVE IT. THAT WAS AMAZING. EVERYONE I WANT TO THANK YOUFROM JOINING US AROUND THE WORLDFOR THE HISTORIC FLIGHT. IT HAS BEEN A MOMENT FOR THEAGES AND GUESS WHAT, WE’RE JUSTGETTING STARTED. WE HAVE TWO MORE FLIGHTS THISYEAR AND SEVERAL MORE IN THECOMING YEARS. JOIN US A LITTLE BIT LATERTODAY. WE’LL HAVE A LIVE PRESSCONFERENCE ON THE WEB SITE. YOU WILL GET TO HEAR THEFIRSTHAND IMPRESSIONS FROM OURFOUR ASTRONAUTS THAT WENT TOSPACE AND BACK. TO ALL OF YOU, IF YOU LIKE WHATYOU SAW AND SERIOUS ANDINTERESTED ABOUT RESERVING ASITE ON THE ROCKET RIDE TO SPACEAND BACK ON NEW SHEPARD. WE HAVE NEWS, WE’RE OPEN FORTICKET SALES. SEND US AN E-MAIL. ASTRONAUT AT BLUE ORIGIN. COM. WE CANNOT WAIT. GARY, IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TOSHARE THE DESK WITH YOU, THEARCHITECT OF NEW SHEPARD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT ANDFOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK ANDTHE WORK OF YOUR TEAM THAT HASMADE TODAY POSSIBLE. >> THANK YOU. IT WAS UNFORGETTABLE. >> ABSOLUTELY. THE ROAD TO SPACE IS BUILT,EVERYONE. WE TOOK A HUGE STEP TODAY BUT WENEED YOUR HELP IF YOU’REINTERESTED IN LEARNING MOREABOUT BLUE ORIGIN AND JOININGTHE TEAM. VISIT OUR WEB SITE. IF WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMMEMORATETHE LAUNCH. WE HAVE MISSION PATCHES FOR YOUAND GET APPAREL AND COLLECTIBLEGEAR. LOOK AT IT THERE. THE PATCH BEAUTIFUL WITH THENAMES OF OUR NEW ASTRONAUTS. WHAT A DAY. I’ ARIANE CORNELL. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE AND HONORTO BE YOUR HOST AND UNTIL OURNEXT LAUNCH, SO LONG. ♪♪

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