Details on Blue Origin New Shepard Flight

Crew Capsule 2.0 after a successful landing. (Credit: Blue Origin)

New Shepard Mission 7 Test Flight
Mission Fact Sheet

Mission Overview

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.

M7 Mission Details

  • Launch time: 10:59 a.m. CST
  • Booster Apogee
    • o 322,032 feet (AGL) (98.16 kilometers)
    • 325,702 feet (MSL) (99.27 kilometers)
  • Crew Capsule 2.0 Apogee
    • 322,405 feet (AGL) (98.27 kilometers)
    • 326,075 feet (MSL) (99.39 kilometers)
  • Maximum ascent velocity: Mach 2.94
  • Booster maximum descent velocity: Mach 3.74
  • Booster re-ignition: 3,716 feet (AGL)
  • Controlled vertical landing of Booster: 6.75 mph
  • Deployment of Crew Capsule 2.0 drogue parachutes: 6,463 feet (AGL)
  • Landing of Crew Capsule 2.0 under parachutes: 11:10 a.m. CST
  • Total mission elapsed time: 10 minutes and 6 seconds