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First look at Blue Origin's crew capsule

Capsule will lift off on New Shepard rocket

Blue Origin's crew capsule cabin with large windows and large seats.
Blue Origin's crew capsule cabin with large windows and large seats. (Blue Origin)

Billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed the first look at Blue Origin's space capsule Wednesday designed for human space flight.

The interior of the crew capsule is designed for "an eye toward precision engineering, safety and comfort," Bezos said in the news release.

The company released four images of the cabin in an email Wednesday.

Bezos,founder of Blue Origin and CEO of Amazon.com, said a mockup of the crew capsule will be on display at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado next month, along with New Shepard booster that has launched and returned to Earth five times.

Blue Origin has been testing its rocket at its facility in West Texas. The company is currently building a 750,000-square-foot rocket assembly facility at Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park, just outside the space center.

The company is also renovating Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 36.

Bezos announced the company’s first contract last month with Paris-based Eutelsat Communications at the Satellite 2017 industry conference in Washington, D.C.

Take a look at the images of the capsule below.


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