How the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Will Send People Back to Space

By Casey Chan on at

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, and after so many years it’s set to send people back to space on American spaceships.

Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the Space Shuttle was in 2011. So it’s been a while!

The SpaceX Crew Dragon (and the Boeing Starliner) will let NASA make its own flights to the ISS, ending America’s reliance on Russia’s Soyuz.

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