New Shepard capsule
New Shepard capsule
SpaceShipTwo
New Shepard landing
New Shepard launch
XCOR Lynx
SpaceShipTwo glide flight
Interstellar Technologies Momo rocket
SpaceShipTwo
Space for Humanity is considering purchasing rides for participants on Blue Origin's New Shepard reusable, suborbital rocket, which has undergone multiple test flights, and may take tourists into space as early as 2018. Credit: Blue Origin
XCOR Lynx
A more optimistic  Burt Rutan speaks following SpaceShipOne's X-Prize-winning flight in October 2004. Credit: Wikicommons
BoldlyGo space telescope
SpaceShipTwo contrail
SS2 glide flight
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos discusses the status of the company's New Shepard suborbital vehicle April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Behind Bezos are a model of the New Shepard crew capsule and the propulsion module that flew five suborbital flights. Credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust

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