Capability: Crew and Cargo Flights
Maiden Flight: 2017-12-12
Flight Life: The capsule is designed to be reusable.
Crew Capacity: 6
Eighth Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0. This capsule is outfitted with improvements to environmental features such as acoustics and temperature regulation inside the capsule, crew display panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at each seat.
The Crew Capsule 2.0 is the newest version of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
It is deisgned to spearate from the launcher stage below the Karman line and pursue a ballistic free flight above it before landing.
Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington. The company is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability. Blue Origin currently launches its New Shepard sub-orbital vehicle from its West Texas launch site, they are currently constructing a launch pad for their orbital vehicle New Glenn at Cape Canaveral LC-36.