How to follow up a plastic model of the NASA SLS Dodo? A plastic model of a rocket from Amazon's baldy!
Recovery: 15 inch poly chute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit C
Recommended motors: C6-3, Klima D9-5
Altitude: 122m on a C
Who else would create an aerospace company with the initials "BO"?
(hint: no one)
Who else would go to the trouble of crossing the Karman line on autopilot (and therefore not become an astronaut)? (hint: no one)
Who else would bring the US moon landing program to a juddering halt with a hopeless court action? (hint: JB)
Who else would create a model rocket shaped like an intimate female appliance that took over 10 years to not attain orbit? (only Estes)
Yes, the not long awaited plastic flying model rocket of the Blue Origin New Shepard will be available (allegedly) on 1 November this year.
There could be a demand since SpaceX's Falcon 9 (orbital!) model rocket kit has been out of production for a long time.
Yet, given JB's propensity for legal hijinx, we will only supply this rocket as a "Special Order".
"If lawyers and lobbying could get you to orbit, Jeff Bezos would be on Pluto by now" Elon Musk
“We went right on up and I saw darkness. I thought I was going to see the world, but we weren’t quite high enough." “But there was not quite enough room for all four of us to do all those (zero G) things.” “I loved every minute of it, I just wish it had been longer.” Wally Funk, oldest person to go to space.
Estes says "In 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space*. A decade later, Alan Shepard walked on the moon. He carved the frontiers of space exploration so that later we could pave the path. It's with that legacy in mind that the New Shepard came to be."
Estes continued "Blue Origin recently launched the first crew of (non - editor) astronauts aboard the New Shepard rocket. The historic flight brought Wally Funk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and auction winner Oliver Daemen to the ranks of astronauts (no it didn't - editor), and will continue to push the frontiers of manned spaceflight for years to come.
* which statement pissed off the X-15 pilots some of whom flew longer than Shepard's 15 minutes. They were officially made astronauts in 2005 - some posthumously. And what exactly is space? The US unilaterally decided 50 miles was high enough. The rest of the world went with 100km or 62.14 miles.
Fly high! Fly safe!