Blue Origin erects New Shepard outside the Broadmoor

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Crews worked through the night installing Blue Origin’s hard-to-miss display outside the main exhibit hall at the 33rd Space Symposium here.

A New Shepard suborbital booster that flew five times between its 2015 debut and last October’s in-flight abort test towers over conference attendees making their way between the Broadmoor hotel’s conference center and exhibit hall.

Set up was still underway as conference sessions were getting started Monday morning.

The New Shepard booster stands alongside a high-fidelity full-scale mockup of the crew capsule Blue Origin is building for passenger flights to suborbital space.

Blue Origin's crew worked on the display until 3 a.m. Monday and were back at it again by sunrise. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
Blue Origin’s crew worked on the display until 3 a.m. Monday and were back at it again by sunrise. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger