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Blue Origin Announces NS-22 Launch Date

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Blue Origin
July 29, 2022
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Blue Origin Announces NS-22 Launch Date
Blue Origin

Blue Origin today announced its sixth human flight, NS-22, will lift off from Launch Site One on Thursday, August 4. The launch window opens at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. The webcast will start at T-30 minutes.

Additionally, Blue Origin released the NS-22 mission patch. A few of the symbols embedded in the design include:

  • The Pyramids of Egypt represent Sara Sabry’s heritage and celebrate her accomplishment as the country’s first astronaut.
  • The Mariana Trench represents Vanessa O’Brien’s feat in reaching Challenger Deep, Earth’s deepest point.
  • The crew capsule is depicted as a basketball, symbolizing Dude Perfect’s trick shots and Coby Cotton’s role in co-founding the company.
  • Magellan’s ship represents Mário Ferreira’s Portuguese heritage and lifelong passion for adventure.
  • The fish swimming below Magellan’s ship symbolize Steve Young’s passion for fishing.
  • The stagecoach represents Clint Kelly III’s aspirations for humanity’s reach into the new frontier of space.
  • New Shepard’s booster and the West Texas mountains are also represented in the patch.

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