Satnews Daily
December 12th, 2017

Blue Origin's New Shepard Flies Again... with Crew Capsule 2.0's First Flight...

Blue Origin's New Shepard flew again for the seventh time on December 12, 2017, from the company’s West Texas Launch Site.

Crew Capsule 2.0 first flight — select this video screenshot
to view the launch.

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.

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).