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TRANSPORTING HUMANS TO THE ORBITING LABORATORY IN THE SKY

SpaceX has been delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station since 2012, and in 2020 SpaceX will begin transporting people to the orbiting laboratory under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Cargo Missions

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is capable of carrying up to 6,000 kgs/13,228 lbs of cargo to the station and returning 3,000 kgs/6,614 lbs of cargo back to Earth. To date Dragon has made over 20 trips to the orbiting laboratory and will soon begin flying crew.

Crew Missions

Designed from the beginning to transport people, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is capable of carrying both NASA astronauts and private passengers to destinations in low-Earth orbit, the Moon and beyond.

Vehicle

Dragon

The Dragon spacecraft is capable of carrying up to 7 passengers to and from Earth orbit and beyond. The pressurized section of the capsule is designed to carry both people and environmentally sensitive cargo. Toward the base of the capsule and contained within the nosecone are the Draco thrusters, which allow for orbital maneuvering.

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Crew Demo-1 Mission

The Suit

Designed in-house by SpaceX, each custom-tailored suit can provide a pressurized environment for all crew members aboard Dragon in atypical situations.

LOLS10在线直播下注This suit also routes communications and cooling systems to the astronauts aboard Dragon during regular flight. Key features include:

3D printed spacesuit helmet
Touchscreen compatible gloves
Flame resistant outer layer
Hearing protection during ascent and reentry

Dock with the space station

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