This is the video of “Mannequin Skywalker” taking the ride!
A few days ago Blue Origin conducted the first test flight of their newest New Shepard capsule, a future space tourist sub-orbital capsule powered by a reusable rocket.
The new version of the capsule includes real windows, and a couple of cameras inside the capsule filmed a test dummy taking a ride to the edge of space (the capsule’s apogee ended up just a few hundred meters below the internationally accepted line of space at 100 km, the Karman line).
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By Steve Colyer
Launch a rocket, land it, then launch it again. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space company has accomplished a significant historical first in space exploration. Yesterday, the same exact rocket that became the first to visit space and land vertically repeated the accomplishment. The New Shepard spacecraft powered its unmanned capsule to 101.7 km above the Earth and landed the crew capsule and booster successfully. Ultimately the capsules will be manned by 2-3 paying customers. Returning a rocket successfully for reuse is crucial to reducing the cost of space exploration. New Shepard uses the BE-3 rocket engine. […]
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