First crewed Blue Origin flight takes off into space
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First crewed Blue Origin flight takes off into space

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Speaker 1: Here we go. Everybody. Thousands of people contributed years to this historic moment. Ladies in gentlemen, it's time for blue Origin's first human flight Godspeed. First crew of new shepherd let's light. This candle Speaker 2: T minus 16 guidance internal [00:00:30] T minus 10, 9 8 7 6 5 4. Command engine start two, one, Speaker 3: And Speaker 1: Clear the [00:01:00] go, Jeff, go mark, go. Wallie go. Oliver. You are going the space. Oh my goodness. Listen to the roar of the B three engine, we are just about [00:01:30] to pass through max Q maximum dynamic pressure. That was when the stresses on the vehicle are at their maximum. Max. Max is confirmed. Beautiful burn on that. B E three engine liquid hydrogen, not one and, uh, liquid oxygen as the propelling. It's a nice, not just clean in terms of a beautifully performing, but what comes out of it? It's steam, right? [00:02:00] Whew. See the, to see the, the, the, the glow of the, of the engine underneath the rocket, just under our shoulders. And to know that we've got a crew that is going to space, it, it, it just feels different. Doesn't it? Gary? It is totally different. All right, you can follow along. Of course, the speedometer in the bottom left the altimeter [00:02:30] in the, uh, middle of the screen there So far appears to be a nominal flight. All right, coming up here on Miko main engine cut off that will be followed shortly by separation. And at that point after separation, we're gonna, uh, let the, the astronauts unbuckle [00:03:00] and take in the freedoms of zero G. There is Miko main engine cutoff, a beautiful shot down the new shepherd rocket. Look at that view. Speaker 1: Unreal Awaiting separation here [00:03:30] And here we are. You can start to see, stand by. You're gonna see the separation of the capsule from the booster itself. Speaker 4: [00:04:00] Oh wow. You have to look out the window. No, we need, oh, wow. Speaker 1: And there we go. Our astronauts have passed the Carmen line at about [00:04:30] 328,000 feet. Continuing their ascent. You see the two vehicles there when the speed hit zero, you know that they've hit Haji. They're maximum altitude. And you hear they're having quite an experience. Speaker 4: My instincts are okay. I, [00:05:00] You, Yeah, one Speaker 5: Minute warning. One minute. Warning. Speaker 4: [00:05:30] That one. Got it. Have to work this. See if I can see the boot. Yeah. Yeah. Looks good. I do. Oh, wow. Speaker 6: Okay. Get [00:06:00] whoa. Oh, look at and starts here. Oh, wow. Everybody in Speaker 7: First step stubs check. Astronaut Oliver. Speaker 4: [00:06:30] Oh, Oliver status check. Oh, sorry. Lu control all of her, uh, status. Perfect. Speaker 7: Copy. Astronaut. Wally Speaker 4: Wally control. Speaker 7: Copy. Astronaut demo. Speaker 4: Astronaut demo. Right? Speaker 7: Copy. Astronaut. [00:07:00] Bezo Speaker 4: Happy. Happy Speaker 7: Copy. Speaker 1: [00:07:30] Thank you again, everybody for joining us live for our first year in flight on new shepherd. So far a nominal flight. Our booster is about to return to its landing pad. There. We see engine relight, Sonic boom, [00:08:00] And booster touchdown. Welcome back. New shepherd, A beautiful rocket that provided a beautiful flight to space. Speaker 7: First up, your booster has landed Speaker 4: The land control. Great to hear about the booster. Speaker 1: [00:08:30] And there it is. Our crew council with our, our four crew members on board. Speaker 4: You have a very happy crew up here. I want you to know Speaker 7: Stand by drugs. [00:09:00] Stand by drugs. Stand by Maine. Stand by Maine. Speaker 1: Huh. So far a nominal flight here comes the crew capsule back from space. The drugs deployed here are the mains out reefing and coming to full inflation. [00:09:30] Our, our rocket went over mock three and now they're coming flow back down at just about 15 or 16 miles an hour. About to join us home back here in west Texas. After having gone over the carbon line, the internationally recognized line of space, the world's newest astronauts. Gary, how you holding up friend? Speaker 8: I I'm speechless. Speaker 1: Wow. [00:10:00] And those big, beautiful windows Speaker 8: Just got about a minute and a half of floating before, uh, the activation of the skirt jet to, for a, for a soft touchdown at this point, um, there are sensors is on board that are detecting how high they are above the ground, multiple sensors, and just six feet above the ground that that cushion Neve will, will puff. And they will have a soft touchdown, almost like just sitting [00:10:30] in a chair, But I'm sure their adrenaline is bumping out Speaker 1: [00:11:00] And touchdown. Welcome back. New shepherds first human crew. Speaker 4: What, Speaker 1: What a flight Speaker 7: Back to earth. First step. Congratulations to all of you. Speaker 1: All of you. Uh, what I day, what a day. Very Speaker 4: Happy group of people on this capsule. And we're so grateful. Everybody who made this box. Thank you, crew control. Oliver. Thank you so much [00:11:30] for everyone. There was amazing. It was amazing. Speaker 7: Copy for step. You have very happy Capcom here as well. Let's do a status check. Astronaut Oliver Speaker 4: As an over status. Correct? Speaker 7: Copy astronaut. Speaker 4: Okay. Speaker 7: Copy. Astronaut demo. Speaker 4: Done. [00:12:00] Astronaut demo. I am unbelievably good. Speaker 7: Copy. Speaker 4: Blue control. Be's best day ever. Yeah. Speaker 7: Copy everyone. Go ahead and remain in your seats. Crew. Number seven is on their way.

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