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Mission Bravo Oscar – 1 Day Mission Simulation

Mission Bravo Oscar – 1 Day Mission Simulation

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Grades 5-8| 1 (7 hour) Day

In This Mission...


This one-day activity will simulate the design and launch of a real Blue Origin mission, in which a team of professionals must work together to be successful. Students collaborate with their team to tackle problems and work together for the final rocket launch. Teams are responsible for sharing their final products and results.

Mission Setting

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing, crew-rated suborbital launch vehicle that is being developed as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism. For Mission Bravo Oscar, Blue Origin is switching propulsion systems from liquid to solid propellant. Students must work together to determine which engine size is the best choice while considering altitude, velocity, acceleration, and the type of payload that will be launched.

The mission is complete when the following criteria are met:

  • Appropriate personnel are identified, hired, and work effectively together.
  • A New Shepard rocket is safely built, transported, launched, and recovered after testing 2 – 3 engine types in an appropriate time frame.
  • Team gives a recommendation for best engine size based on the testing they completed.



Each Student Needs:

  • Student Mission Packet

The Group Needs:

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