The updated capsule featured new push-to-talk communications systems, noise reduction tools, cushioned wall linings, environmental systems and a crew alert system, Blue Origin said Thursday.
The environmental systems allowed crew to control the six-seater capsule's humidity and temperature, prevent window fogging and cleanse the surroundings of carbon dioxide.
The liftoff was conducted Thursday at Launch Site One in West Texas. Blue Origin demonstrated stable operation between New Shepard and the company's BE-3PM liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine during the mission.
The capsule also carried over 50K student-made postcards from Club for the Future, the company's nonprofit that aims to foster the youth's interest in space-related careers.