Today NASA announced new commercial partners to take over crew-transport to the International Space Station. Following in the wake of Russia playing hardball with astronaut training in Crimea, human spaceflight launches will finally be returning to the United States by 2017.
The amazing new SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship will be able to soft-land anywhere on Earth using rockets and retractile legs with the same accuracy as any aircraft. You can click here know all about it or just look at this image. When Elon Musk says "it lands like a 21st century spaceship should land" he's right.
This is the new SpaceX Dragon V2, an incredible spaceship that—at last—feels worthy of the beginning of the 21st century. SpaceX claims that it is capable of taking seven astronauts to orbit and then soft-land anywhere on Earth using retro-rockets and retractile legs. Here's how it works.
The new SpaceX Dragon V2 seems to be an amazing machine, capable of transporting seven astronauts to orbit and then soft-land anywhere on Earth using thrusters and retractile legs—with the accuracy of an helicopter. Elon Musk claims that they will be able to refuel it and launch it again right away.
Commercial space-transport company SpaceX will unveil the first crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft, the "Dragon V2," tonight at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The event is being held at the company's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, but you can watch the big reveal live, online, right here.
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