Estes 2198 New Shepard Box with Rocket
Blue Origin New Shepard Straight
Estes Blue Origin Box
Estes Blue Origin Shepard Launch
Estes New Shepard Side Fins Flame
Estes 2198 New Shepard Recovery
Estes 2198 New Shepard Flight Sequence
New Shepard Payload

Blue Origin New Shepard

Sku: 002198
MSRP/MAP: $69.99
$69.99
Beginner

The Estes New Shepard is a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin New Shepard launch vehicle. It flies to altitude on a C5-3 or C6-3, and is capable of as much as 400 ft. It too, after deploying the capsule, falls through the atmosphere under a large parachute to gently touch down. Like the Blue Origin New Shepard, you can fly the Estes New Shepard again and again.

Overview

In 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American in space. Afterwards, 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. Above all, the Estes New Shepard aims to bring the excitement of space exploration accessible to everyone.

The main features of Blue Origin New Shepard:

  • The Blue Origin New Shepard stands 59 ft. tall, fires its BE-3 engine for 110 seconds producing 110,000 lbs of thrust. It's marked by name, and with the iconic Blue Origin feather across the airframe.
  • The vehicle ascends through the clouds, more than 60 miles above the ground, and into the vacuum of space. Here, the passengers experience weightlessness.
  • The capsule, containing the newly minted astronauts, then falls through the atmosphere under parachutes and touches down lightly on a cloud of dust.
  • The boosters that kick up the cloud allow the capsule to touch down extremely lightly, at a mile an hour or less. The Estes New Shepard is a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin New Shepard launch vehicle.

Finally, it flies to altitude on a C5-3 or C6-3, and is capable of as much as 400 ft. It too, after deploying the capsule, falls through the atmosphere under a large parachute to gently touch down. Like the Blue Origin New Shepard, you can fly the Estes New Shepard again and again.

Blue Origin New Shepard Model Rocket

What You Need to Fly

Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

C5-3, C6-3
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

400 ft. (122 m)
  • Recovery System

15 in. (38.1 cm) Parachute
  • Length

10.34 in. (26.3 cm)
  • Diameter

1.78 in. (45.2 mm)
  • Weight

4 oz. (113.4 g)
  • Fin Material

Molded Plastic
Blue Origin New Shepard Model Rocket Flight Sequence

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Pre Built and Assembled
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.