• April 14, 2021
 Video: ‘New Shepard’ Rocket Flies Again from West Texas, 1st Flight for Capsule 2.0

Clip courtesy Blue Origin

Video: ‘New Shepard’ Rocket Flies Again from West Texas, 1st Flight for Capsule 2.0

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard flew again for the seventh time from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site near Van Horn, Texas.

Known as Mission 7 (M7), the mission featured the next-generation booster and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0.

Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide, 3.6 feet tall. M7 also included 12 commercial, research and education payloads onboard.

According to Blue Origin officials, Crew Capsule 2.0 reached an apogee of 322,405 feet AGL/326,075 feet MSL (98.27 kilometers AGL/99.39 kilometers MSL).

The booster reached an apogee of 322,032 feet AGL/325,702 feet MSL (98.16 kilometers AGL/99.27 kilometers MSL).

Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide, 3.6 feet tall.

 

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