Here is why you should not compare SpaceX’s Falcon9 rocket with Blue Origin’s New Shepard, the F9 vs NS. Rocket Height 135 feet vs 70 feet. Launch Altitude 124 miles vs 62 miles. Speed 9261 kph vs 3700. Thrust 1.5 million vs 100,000 pounds. Lastly, the F9 launches payloads into orbit, while the New Shepard takes people to the edge of space.