New PDF release: SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft

By Erik Seedhouse

Dragon V2 is a futuristic motor vehicle that not just presents a way for NASA to move its astronauts to the orbiting outpost but additionally advances SpaceX’s middle target of reusability. an instantaneous descendant of Dragon, Dragon V2 will be retrieved, refurbished and re-launched. it's a spacecraft with the capability to totally revolutionize the economics of an the place apparatus costing enormous quantities of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks is commonly discarded after a unmarried use. It used to be provided through SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in may possibly 2014 because the spaceship that would hold NASA astronauts to the foreign area Station once 2016.

SpaceX’s Dragon – America’s subsequent new release Spacecraft describes the extreme feats of engineering and human fulfillment that experience put this innovative spacecraft on the leading edge of the release and located it because the precursor for finally transporting people to Mars. It describes the layout and improvement of Dragon, offers undertaking highlights of the 1st six advertisement Resupply Missions, and explains how Musk hopes to ultimately colonize Mars.

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