Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

SpaceX Dragon V2 Reusable Spacecraft: Daenerys Would Be Impressed

 |  |  |  May 31, 2014


Private manufacturer SpaceX recently unveiled the updated version of its Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon V2 has a number of improvements, but the company is particularly proud of its ability to “land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter”, thanks to its SuperDraco engines.

spacex-dragon-v2-reusable-spacecraft

SpaceX imagines that its propulsive landing capabilities will also be useful not just for returning to Earth but for interplanetary expeditions as well. Like other capsules, Dragon V2 has parachutes for ocean landings or in case its engines fail and make propulsive landing unadvisable.

Dragon V2 can carry up to seven passengers including its pilot, and has a badass minimal interior.

spacex-dragon-v2-reusable-spacecraft-2

Another major milestone that SpaceX attained with Dragon V2 is its reusability. In the presentation video below, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that with the spacecraft, it will be possible to “land on land, reload the propellants and then take off again.” I’m sure the actual process isn’t that straightforward, but the point is it should help make space travel more affordable and environment-friendly.

SpaceX hopes that the Dragon V2 will be ready to ferry astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station by 2017 or 2018. Launch your browser to the SpaceX website and their YouTube page for more on the Dragon V2.

[via The Next Web]



Aluminum Infinity Cube

Aluminum Infinity Cube

IKEA Flamträd 3D-Printed Accessories

IKEA Flamträd 3D-Printed Accessories

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife

Listen to the Hennessey Venom F5 Taxi for Takeoff

Listen to the Hennessey Venom F5 Taxi for Takeoff

Tesla Is Increasing the Price on its Full Self Driving Package Again

Tesla Is Increasing the Price on its Full Self Driving Package Again

2022 Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid WRC Racecar Revealed

2022 Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid WRC Racecar Revealed

Advertisement