SpaceX Shows Off Manned Dragon Capsule at Space Expo

November 11, 2015 – 05:01 pm

Astronauts and Industry Experts inside Dragon SpacecraftSpaceX displayed their Dragon spacecraft model at the first annual Spacecraft Technology Expo, May 8-10, 2012.
Credit: Denise Chow/SPACE.com

Seven-astronaut crew

In the crewed version, the Dragon capsule is designed to fit seven passengers. The full-size mockup on display here was used to test the vehicle's design and cabin layout.

"We're looking forward to proceeding in the next phase, and hopefully in the next several years, we'll have people flying on Dragon, " Reisman said.

But for now, all eyes are on the unmanned Dragon, which is currently sitting atop a Falcon 9 rocket on its Florida launch pad. After being delayed several times, the Dragon capsule's test flight to the space station is slated to occur in just 10 days.


Source: www.space.com

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  • avatar Will the reentry of the SpaceX Dragon after the upcoming mission be visible to the naked eye? Where?
    • It will be viewable from a boat four hundred miles west of Los Angeles. I suppose if it reentered at night, it would be viewable from some mid-Pacific location, like Micronesia.