Sunday, July 15, 2012

SpaceX Manned Space Capsule Passes Major Review

Private Manned Space Capsule Passes Major Review

Date: 13 July 2012 Time: 02:42 PM ET



SpaceX's Dragon space capsule is detached from its docking port on the International Space Station on May 31, 2012 ahead of the spacecraft's return to Earth to end its first voyage to the orbiting lab.
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule is detached from its docking port on the International Space Station on May 31, 2012 ahead of the spacecraft's return to Earth to end its first voyage to the orbiting lab.
CREDIT: NASA TV



The crewed version of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule has passed a key design review, moving one step closer to carrying astronauts into orbit, NASA officials announced Thursday (July 12).
In the review, which was conducted June 14 at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., company officials gave NASA details about every phase of a potential crewed Dragon mission to the International Space Station.

MORE: http://www.space.com/16576-spacex-space-capsule-design-review.html

Source: Space.com

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