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The Crazy Cool Spaceship You Should Know About

May 30 2014 - 1:17pm

Hello, gorgeous. SpaceX [1] unveiled Dragon V2 this week, its second manned, commercial spacecraft. Version two has a clean, crisp, pod-like shape and white bodice — but it's the interior that will really wow you. The luxurious leather seats look like they've been ripped right out of a Tesla [2] and fitted onto the new spacecraft. The pilot pulls down the control console from above to begin commandeering the Dragon V2 (like a badass). This is not the defunct pod Sandra Bullock [3] used to escape in Gravity [4].

Aside from the cool aesthetic factor, SpaceX's new pod is a significant step forward for human spaceflight. Four reasons why the Dragon V2 isn't just pretty on the outside:

Source: SpaceX [6]

SpaceX Dragon V2

SpaceX Dragon V2

SpaceX Dragon V2 Interior

SpaceX Dragon V2 Interior

SpaceX Dragon V2 Interior

Watch the Dragon V2 Flight Animation

The First Fully 3D-Printed Engine


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