I tried searching for this, but everything I found says the New Shepard flights will last only a few minutes.

Does Blue Origin have stated (or show evidence of likely future) plans for the commercial passenger flights in the future be significantly longer than that? Or will passengers really paying thousands of dollars to be in space and/or free-fall for 5 minutes or so?

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    $\begingroup$ The words "suborbital spaceflight" as the first words on Blue Origin's webpage for the New Shepard mean that, yes, the flights will last a few minutes. The Wikipedia entry suggests the total flight will be 10 minutes, but only says so for the first stage, rather than the crew capsule itself. $\endgroup$
    – Ghedipunk
    Dec 13, 2019 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think your question boils down to "How long are passengers on New Shepard in space?" To which there's a couple questions around what "space" means but that might get you better answers $\endgroup$
    – Stickyz
    Dec 13, 2019 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ it's a good question; I've adjusted the wording a bit to fit the site and to be sure to ask only for fact-based answers. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Dec 14, 2019 at 2:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Ghedipunk I've just asked How many hours long is Earth's longest possible sub-orbital flight? $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Dec 14, 2019 at 2:30
  • $\begingroup$ They will be as long as the existing flight - otherwise the manikin testing they've done would have been pointless. $\endgroup$
    – user20636
    Dec 17, 2019 at 8:57

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Yes, it will only be a few minutes. (Source: blueorigin.com)

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