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SpaceX is about to unveil its 'alien' spacecraft, the Dragon

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:07 AM by AlexMuller

Private spacecraft maker SpaceX has announced plans to show off its latest collaboration with NASA: a space-worthy vehicle that can deliver astronauts from Earth to a space station and safely back home. The Dragon Mk 2 spacecraft will be revealed on Thursday, May 29, Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive.

“Actual flight design hardware of crew Dragon, not a mockup,” wrote Musk, who is also co-founder and chief executive of Tesla. The new Dragon model should be a big improvement over the original one, which carried more than 800 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station in October 2012, not least because it will be suitable for handling human beings.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-25
I am very ego to see new Dragon - SpaceX and NASA working together should produce amazing spacecraft that are capable of taking people - can not wait to see this! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-06-23
This has huge political imlnicatiops. Especially for something as big of a financial powerhouse as a space exploration corporation, I think we actually have to be careful here. When something (or in this case, an entire industry) goes from government-owned to private, it also goes from strictly regulated to less regulated. If Obama didn't want Curiosity to go to Mars, he could've just told NASA and they'd stop. He'd have a lot more trouble convincing a private company doing something for personal profit to not do it.Private military corporations (PMCs) come to mind they're the epitome of impending anarchy if you ask me.Not to be such a Debbie Downer, but I just think our society should proceed carefully here. On the other hand, though, I do think all that science fiction stuff about routine, commonplace trips to the moon and Mars in the future would prosper under privatization of space exploration as long as the industry is well regulated by the government.Who knows, maybe someday I'll look back at this post from my condo on Mars and think I was insane. Reply


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