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See Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket take its first flight with a new passenger capsule

New Shepard Booster landing on the pad in West Texas after a successful Mission 7.
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New Shepard Booster landing on the pad in West Texas after a successful Mission 7.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg are locked in a space race — just last week Muilenburg told CNBC that Boeing will beat Elon Musk's SpaceX to Mars. Musk took to Twitter with his response: "Do it."

Yesterday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fired his own figurative warning shot. He shared a video to Twitter of of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as it successfully completed its first flight with the newest generation of its passenger unit, the Crew Capsule 2.0.

Bezos checks out Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas
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Bezos checks out Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas

The Crew Capsule 2.0 boasts windows that are 2.4 feet wide and 3.6 feet tall, making them "the largest windows in space," according to Bezos.

The Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide and 3.6 feet tall.
Courtesy of Blue Origin
The Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide and 3.6 feet tall.

The capsule safely transported an instrumented test dummy, dubbed "Mannequin Skywalker." At over 250,000 feet, the capsule successfully separated from the booster and parachuted down separately, landing at a gentle speed of just one mile per hour.

Blue Origin's test dummy, "Mannequin Skywalker"
Courtesy of Blue Origin
Blue Origin's test dummy, "Mannequin Skywalker"

According to Bezos, Mannequin Skywalker "had a great ride."

Check out the video below: