Even as Blue Origin has talked up its ambitions to build a larger New Glenn rocket this year, the company also continues to finalize work on its suborbital space tourism vehicle, New Shepard. On Wednesday the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, released some illustrations of what the experience might look like from inside the capsule.
The images show six leather, recumbent seats arranged around the interior of the spacecraft, and each seat features a large window view and a small personal view screen to track the flight. Passengers are wearing Blue Origin pullovers, apparently their “launch suits.” The images also show a brightly lit console in the middle of the capsule—but this isn’t a table or an in-flight service bar, it’s the capsule’s escape motor.
The company demonstrated the functionality of this feature with a dramatic in-flight escape test last October.
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