Blue Origin’s ‘New Shepard’ rocket – built right here in their Kent headquarters – flew again for the eighth time on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from the company’s West Texas Launch Site.

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 (peak height 66 miles, 107 kilometers) – the altitude they’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.

Watch footage of the flight here:

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