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The private spaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has added a new spacecraft to its fleet -- the Dragon space capsule -- that promises to be the first commercial spacecraft ever to make a round trip to low-Earth orbit.
Designed to launch on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets, the Dragon space capsule are expected to initially make unmanned cargo delivery flights to the International Space Station. But they could eventually be modified to serve as private space taxis for orbit-bound astronauts. Here's an inside look at the Dragon spacecraft:
Originally posted by letmeDANz
reply to post by anon72
I did not really do any research on this, but is there any history for 'SpaceX' the company?
For all we know they could probably be just another front to the most nefarious space organization in our world today.
No wonder even if they are an independent organization, NASA will ensure they are heavily dependent on them.
I see we are taking a few steps backwards in terms of design and what not
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by Farnhold
Here you go buddy:
FYI Just click on the Share tab below the YouTube vid. Copy everything AFTER the = sign. Then in your ATS posting, click on the Vid: YouTube tab (2nd from the right on the blue commands about 3 inches above). Paste that info from after the = sign in the box that pops up. Hit enter.