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OWC travels to space and back with the Blue Origin New Shepard Mission



Envoy Pro FX SSD takes creations from customers, employees and partners back and forth.

OWC is proud to have taken our first step into space as part of a payload today – the Envoy Pro FX external SSD has now successfully traveled to space and back aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

The Envoy Pro FX SSD included content produced by OWC attendees, OWC staff photos, and contributions from OWC ambassadors and renowned artists, including BT, Blanco Brown, Brad Paisley, Common Kings, Desmond Child, DragonForce, Kurt Hugo Scheunder, Maggie Rose, Postmodern Jukebox, Puddles Pity Party, Smash Mouth, Steve Vai, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tim McGraw, Walk Off the Earth, Weird Al Yankovic, Wyclef Jean, Yngwie Malmsteen and ZEDD.

Related: OWC goes to space and wants to take you!

The New Shepard Mission

The Blue Origin ship exploded at 08:36 (CT) this morning and returned safely to Earth at 08:46.

“This public-private partnership is a great example of NASA and industry working together on common goals – to explore more of the moon and eventually land humans on Mars.”

Jim Reuter, Assistant Administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)

According to Blue Origin, New Shepard flew 12 commercial payloads today “into space and back on this mission, including the Deorbit, Descent and Landing Sensor demonstration with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate during a Tipping Point partnership. This is the first payload that flies mounted on the outside of a New Shepard booster instead of inside the capsule, opening the door to a wide range of future high-sensitivity measurements, sampling and exposure payloads.

Blue Origin & NASA Inforgraphic
Blue Origin & NASA Test Technologies to return to the moon

These are small but important steps into the last frontier. We are happy to not only be on board, but also look to a future where the spaceworthiness of our own solutions will be meaningful.

Envoy Pro FX

Envoy Pro FX is a giant leap for all computers as it is the first portable SSD with performance and compatibility out of this world. Connect yesterday’s and today’s Thunderbolt and USB-equipped Macs and PCs. Connect to tomorrow’s Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 machines. You can even connect it to iPad Pro, Chromebook and Surface devices. Imagine never having to worry about what your remote drive works with or what interface you have!

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“We have known for many years that our customers include some of the most talented and creative people around, and we want to give them the chance to join this adventure with us,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “OWC is proud to offer storage and upgrades that keep customers’ content and creations safe for years, and now even space and back!”

The Envoy Pro FX SSD will be available later this year via MacSales.com.


New Shepard Launch Image Gallery – October 13, 2020




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