WATCH REPLAY: Brevard’s Steve Young travels to space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard NS-22 mission

Blue Origin’s 750,000 square foot manufacturing complex is located on Merritt Island



WATCH ON REPLAY: Blue Origin successfully completed its sixth manned spaceflight on Thursday, August 4. The astronaut crew included Brevard County resident Steve Youn. New Shepard lifted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas launch pad at 9:57 a.m. EDT and landed after a 10-minute flight.

WEST TEXAS – Blue Origin successfully completed its sixth manned spaceflight on Thursday, August 4. The astronaut crew included Brevard County resident Steve Young, Coby Cotton, Mário Ferreira, Vanessa O’Brien, Clint Kelly III and Sara Sabry.

Young ran a telecommunications outsourcing business in Brevard County, Young’s Communications LLC, between 1992 and 2021, and now owns the Pineapples restaurant in Melbourne.

New Shepard lifted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas launch pad at 9:57 a.m. EDT and landed after a 10-minute flight.

New Shepard is a reusable, fully automated rocket-capsule combo. The rocket returns to Earth for a vertical powered landing near the launch site, and the capsule descends under parachutes shortly thereafter. Passengers aboard the vehicle can see the curve of the Earth against the blackness of space and experience a few minutes of weightlessness.

Blue Origin’s 750,000 square foot manufacturing complex is located on Merritt Island near the Kennedy Space Center.

Now astronaut Steve Young ran a Brevard County telecommunications outsourcing business, Young’s Communications LLC, between 1992 and 2021, and now owns the Pineapples restaurant in Melbourne. (Blue original image)

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