Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule Makes First Test Flight

Credit: New Shepard: Blue Origin
CAPE CANAVERAL—After a hiatus of more than a year, Blue Origin resumed test flights on Dec. 12, sending its first New Shepard crew module and an upgraded booster on an unmanned, 10-min. ride that reached an altitude of 62 mi. (99 km). Like Blue Origin’s six previous test flights, Mission 7 launched...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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