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SpaceX has unveiled a re-useable spacecraft which it says will be able to take-off and land anywhere on Earth, "like a helicopter".
The seven-seater Dragon V2 is equipped with side-mounted thrusters and legs to allow it to land vertically, without the need for a runway.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
Looks quite roomy as well-so less chance of astronaugts getting clastrophobic/cabin fever!
I really could see one of these landing on Mars within the next 10-15 years.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
However, I think that is still too small to be used as the only crew compartment for a mars Mission. Maybe the Dragon 2 could be part of that Mars vehicle, but I think they would need another habitation/supply module.
originally posted by: Biigs
yeah this was their first actual test i remeber from a few months ago.
Very close to making this a reality