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Crew Capsule 2.0 First Flight

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Mannequin Skywalker’s ride to space onboard Crew Capsule 2.0
Introducing New Glenn
New Shepard In-flight Escape Test On October 5, 2016, New Shepard performed an in-flight test of the capsule’s full-envelope escape system, designed to quickly propel the crew capsule to safety if a problem is detected with the booster.
Flight Four - One Chute OutNew Shepard flew again on June 19, 2016, reaching an apogee of 331,504 feet (101.042 kilometers). It was the fourth flight with this booster and the sixth flight of this capsule.
Pushing The EnvelopeWe pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.
Launch. Land. Repeat.Our vision: millions of people living and working in space. You can’t get there by throwing the hardware away. Watch the re-flight!
Historic Rocket LandingBlue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.
First FlightHighlights from Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle as it makes its first developmental test flight.
Soar with Blue OriginBlue Origin offers the adventure of a lifetime with a historic rocket.
Opening SpaceAt Blue Origin, we believe now is the time to open the promise of space to all.
307,000 feetLong distance tracking of Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle as it makes its first flight.
Blue Origin Astronaut ExperienceWatch an animated journey of spaceflight with Blue Origin.