SpaceX Dragon 2 will be similar to an alien spaceship




SpaceX Dragon 2 will be similar to an alien spaceship

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, known space enthusiast , told a little about the next version of the spacecraft Dragon. The second version of “Dragon” will land on the ground, not on the water, as its predecessor. But because of the structural changes in the design, according to the mask, the next on the SpaceX Dragon will look like a “real alien spaceship.”

What will happen in the Dragon 2? From the words of reporters SlashGear, astronauts will be able to look in the big windows. This will be done for a better view and control support capsules. He also said that from the bottom of the vessel will be popping metal legs during the landing. Musk aggressively developing a capsule that will land on the ground, not on the water. At the same time, the head of the most progressive private space agency in the world, the new ship design will show at the end of this year.

A few days ago, Musk received congratulations on the successful completion of the second mission to deliver cargo to the ISS by SpaceX Dragon. The ship returned to Earth on March 26 and safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 300 kilometers off the coast of California. The capsule brought with her a lot of scientific specimens and equipment.

SpaceX also upgrades booster Falcon 9. It must become more efficient. The next update will improve the potential characteristics of the vehicle by 60-70%, according to the mask. The rocket will be equipped with a more powerful engine and will have retractable legs that allow it to sit on the ground, not on the water. Upgrade to be completed by the end of 2014.

Recall that SpaceX is working hard to build a reusable rocket . According to Elon Musk, it will significantly reduce the cost of space travel, and bring humanity into space. Meanwhile, at NASA develop warp drive for instant flights on huge cosmic distances through space-time curvature around the spacecraft.
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