It is astounding how far we’ve come, and Space X shows off their futuristic space capsule with all its high-tech features and sleek design as easily as presenting a new model for their Tesla car. The video and pictures explore the inside of the shuttle meant for space exploration and cost-efficient travel outside the limits of our planet.
The Crew Dragon capsule is still currently in the works, but it’s set take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) through a luxurious ride that will offer technology’s best safety measures, comfort, and, of course, a stunning view of outer space as if passing by sights on the highway.
It’s the first private spacecraft that will efficiently send humans to both the ISS and perhaps even further beyond, that will feature both the autonomous option that seems to be a trademark for Elon Musk’s designs, and the ability to take control should something go awry at such perilous heights.
The black and white sleek interior looks like something out of a luxurious cruise ship mixed with a futuristic car, especially designed to provide “an enjoyable ride”. The four windows will offer a relatively wide view of the cosmos and shrinking Earth left behind by space travelers while comfortably travelling at incredible speeds beyond the limitations of their planet.
The seats are reportedly made of “the highest-grade carbon fiber and Alcantara cloth”, and the Environmental Control and Life Support System will enable astronauts to adjust the temperature inside between a comfortable 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The ride was designed with the enjoyment and relaxation of astronauts in mind, as if to overlook the fact that they’re travelling at blinding speeds high beyond the skies.
The inside monitors will keep track of the spacecraft’s status in real-time, with constant updates to reassure travelers that the capsule is in good condition or alert them quickly if something should go wrong. According to Musk though, even if does, there will be no need to panic.
The SpaceX found stated that the Crew Dragon passed testing with flying colors in May, where it displayed its incredible emergency system that assured the astronauts will be returned safely back to Earth in case of any mishaps. During testing, the capsule was sent 5,000 feet into the air within 6 seconds, and brought back safely in a way that will give travelers an easy ride back compared to a Disneyland ride.
The finishing touches are being applied to the high-tech shuttle and it’s reported to be ready for its mission in 2017, provided that NASA’s budget doesn’t get cut any more.
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