Crew Capsule 2.0: The First Flight

Submitted by: scheckydamon 7 months ago in Science


Look! It's the flying Amazon Dildo!

New Shepard flew again for the seventh time on Dec. 12, 2017, from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site. 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).
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Male 1,634
But did it take pictures for the flat earthers?  I bet they used fish eye lenses though.
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Male 43,295
Where have I seen that space ship before?....... I remember - FLESH GORDON
great movie

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Male 1,950
Gerry1of1 that’s the first thing I thought too. 

Also they should have painted the head, er “capsule” purple.  It would have looked more realistic.
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Male 43,295
For all the people who slag Capitalism....... this space craft was brought to you by capitalism.
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976
It's amazing what research and technology can be funded through tax avoidance...
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Male 6,065
Just as a point of reference, this thing got to about 61 miles above the earth, the International Space Station orbits at 250 miles above the earth.
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976
daegog North Koreas recent missile test reached 1,741 miles. Maby amazon should collaborate with them xD
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Male 710
That was an awful lot of dust kicked up for what they claimed was a 1 mph landing speed.  Was that vertical speed?
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Male 20
skeeter01 
I think it's like the Soyuz capsule.  Rockets fire downward milliseconds before touchdown to slow down the landing at the last second.
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Male 710
Awyoung that would explain it.  Thanks.
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Male 21,409
Whoa, impressive landing.
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