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SpaceX’s first manned spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back

30
May
2014

Elon Musks SpaceX has revealed its first manned spacecraft at a live launch event in California. The Dragon V2 is capable of carrying seven astronauts for several days to and from the International Space Station, docking automatically with the station, and landing gently almost anywhere on Earth using its propulsion system. He also emphasized the reusability of the craft, saying the Dragon V2 could land anywhere on earth with accuracy of helicopter, as a modern spaceship should land. The SpaceX head demonstrated the crafts new capabilities in an animated video, showing a mock-up of the Dragons docking process and subsequent descent back to Earth, before climbing inside the capsule. Musk said SpaceX designed the vehicles surprisingly uncluttered interior to be very simple and very clean. The crafts controls are mounted on a bank of screens that swing down over a set of black and beige bucket chairs.

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