California – Today SpaceX is making the necessary refinement’s to be able to carry crew to the International Space Station (ISS) by presenting the Dragon Crew Cargo, a new-generation spacecraft design to comfortably carry humans in just a one-day fly.
Elon Musk’s capsule measures around 20 feet tall by 12 feet across and is designed to comfortably carry up to seven astronauts per journey, making it considerably roomier than the previous Crew Dragon spacecraft which made the history books back in 2012 when completed the first commercial crew cargo to the ISS.
“The Crew Dragon was designed to be an enjoyable ride. With four windows, passengers can take in views of Earth, the Moon, and the wider Solar System right from their seats, which are made from the highest-grade carbon fiber and Alcantara cloth” released SpaceX on its official website.
Not enough with its panoramic views, the Crew Dragon includes an advance emergency escape system activated in case of an emergency that will carry astronauts to safety “as smoothly as a Disneyland ride” if something were to go wrong, the company said.
Dragon’s development is part of the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which searches for a “cost effective access” to the ISS and possibly find a way to develop manned spaceship missions to Mars in the 2030s. For the moment, the first’s launches for the Commercial Crew Program are targeted at 2017 without specification on whether will be Boeing or SpaceX the first one to fly.