SpaceX prepping private manned space capsule

The crewed version of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule has passed…

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.

SpaceX outlined how it plans to modify its launch pads to support such a mission, and it discussed the Dragon capsule’s docking capabilities, living arrangements, weight and power requirements and potential ground landing sites and techniques, NASA officials said. The Dragon capsule is designed to carry seven astronauts to and from space.

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