- Press Release
- August 10, 2022
Blue Origin’s New Shepard Goes To Space – And Back – Again
New Shepard flew again for the eighth time on April 29, 2018, from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site.
Go to 38:00 in the video for the actual launch.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 30, 2018
Known as Mission 8 (M8), the mission featured a reflight of the vehicle flown on Mission 7. The Crew Capsule reached an apogee of 351,000 feet (66 miles, 107 kilometers) – the altitude we’ve been targeting for operations.
For the second time, Blue Origin’s test dummy “Mannequin Skywalker” flew to space conducting astronaut telemetry and science studies. The flight also carried research payloads for NASA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and commercial customers.