SpaceX reveals the new crewed Dragon V2

Very cool.  SpaceX has been making a lot of news recently, announcing one breakthrough after another.  Their current unmanned Dragon capsule has made multiple successful supply runs to the ISS.  Now they’ve revealed a version that can transport humans.

The most eye popping aspect of it is the SuperDraco rocket engines on the capsule itself that allows it to decelerate and perform a controlled landing on land.

Spaceflight Now has a detailed write up.  Reusability appears to be incorporated into every component of the design.

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5 Responses to SpaceX reveals the new crewed Dragon V2

  1. Steve Morris says:

    Great video, although it looks disturbingly like the evil plans of a Bond villain.
    “The warhead is ready now, Mr Musk, Sir.”

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  2. Jay Dee says:

    Reblogged this on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun and commented:
    This is incredible. Although it looks like a typical capsule design, from the pictures I’ve seen, it’s quite advanced. The interior is very sleek with huge touch screen panels. And the landing. You just have to watch the video to see how it lands. It seems so science fiction-like, but this is becoming reality. Visit SelfAwarePatterns to see the full blog post. And please comment there!

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  3. Ignostic Atheist says:

    Holy crap, this is like the iPhone introduction of crew capsules. No parachute, powered and guided landing, and seven frickin crew?

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