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  1. Images From Blue Origin Give Us Our First Look at the Interior of Its New Shepard Space Taxi

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    Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle will be tasked with taking tourists to the edge of space, something I like to call a space taxi.

    The reusable spacecraft will enable the tourists to float around weightless for a few minutes before taking the paying customers back down.

    While the rocket has been launched and landed a number of times already, no one has actually ridden in the capsule nor does anyone know what the interior of it will look like.

    That is, until now…

    Blue Origin has released images unveiling what the interior of its New Shepard will look like upon completion, and it actually looks rather cozy and ready to accommodate space tourists.

    “Every seat’s a window seat, the largest windows ever in space,” Bezos wrote in an email update about the New Shepard. The photos show reclining black seats with blue piping, and seats emblazoned with the Blue Origin feather logo, chosen because it is “a symbol of flight with grace and power.”

    Bezos expects Blue Origin will send its first paying customers to space some time in 2018.

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  2. Watch Blue Origin Successfully Launch and Land Its New Shepard Rocket For The Third Time

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    This past weekend, on April 2nd, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its New Shepard rocket for the third time.

    Incredibly, Blue Origin reports the rocket hit an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers, with the same hardware from its previous flights.

    In addition, Blue Origin says that the company “pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.”

    Watch Flight Three of New Shepard: