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Thread: Is the Blue Origin Capsule Used Today the Same one at Oshkosh 2017?

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    Is the Blue Origin Capsule Used Today the Same one at Oshkosh 2017?

    When they had the capsule and rocket at the convention in 2017, they said the New Shepard capsule we were able to get inside was the actual one that would fly.
    I was wondering if that is still the case since itís been four years since that visit.

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    The capsule flown this morning was NS-4, the first one equipped for human flight. I would suspect that an earlier one was at the show.

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    Thanks for the clue on serial numbers.
    Looking further into it, it looks to me that the NS-# designation is for the booster.
    https://spacelaunchnow.me/vehicle/launcher/90/
    Serial numbers for Missions are M#.
    So from https://en.wanweibaike.com/wiki-New_Shepard_3, there is a photo captioned NS-2 was at Oshkosh.
    On page https://en.wanweibaike.com/wiki-New_...#New_Shepard_2, it says NS-2 had 5 flights, and didn't fly after October 5, 2016.


    I see on page https://spacelaunchnow.me/vehicle/spacecraft/21/, that Crew Capsule 2.0 was used on today's flight. That capsule had its first flight on December 17, 2017.
    And reading some other news articles from 2017, it looks like I didn't remember things correctly. The capsule there was a mockup; not a capsule intended for flight.
    Last edited by PaulDow; 07-20-2021 at 08:42 AM.

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    What did they use to power it??? 2D cell batteries???

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