Blue Origin Resumes New Shepard Testing with Crew Capsule 2.0 & “Mannequin Skywalker”

Blue Origin, after a 14-month hiatus, has resumed test flights of the company’s New Shepard sub-orbital launch system on Tuesday – debuting a new Propulsion Module and Crew Capsule 2.0, featuring large panoramic windows and upgrades for rapid re-usability for tourist and science missions to the edge of space.

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Blue Origin demonstrates dramatic New Shepard In-Flight Abort, Rocket Booster lands safely

It was a dramatic day at Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site where on Wednesday the company’s New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle conducted a fiery in-flight abort test to demonstrate a crew could safely escape from a failing booster.

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