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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Blue Origin on Mission 8 Success

Yesterday Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its New Shepard launch vehicle and Crew Capsule on Mission 8, which moves Blue Origin another step closer to flying humans to space for commercial purposes. In addition, Mission 8 included a second round of commercial payloads sent into space suborbitally aboard New Shepard for in-space science and technology demonstrations, including payloads for NASA, various commercial firms, and international customers.

“On behalf of the entire Commercial Spaceflight Federation, I want to congratulate Blue Origin for this latest successful suborbital test mission of New Shepard,” said Dr. Alan Stern, board chair of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. “The era of commercial suborbital human spaceflight grows nearer and nearer with each successful flight milestone like this.”