SpaceX is in the process of preparing for its historic first astronaut launch, with a mission to demonstration its human spaceflight capabilities by flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. That flight is set to happen at 4;33 PM EDT (1:33 PM PDT), wether permitting, but meanwhile SpaceX has provided a closer look at Crew Dragon and what went into its design.
Learn more about Dragon’s design pic.twitter.com/Fw5OZ9Ecwm
Crew Dragon is based on the design of SpaceX’s original Dragon cargo capsule, which is currently in service providing operational resupply services to the Space Station . SpaceX’s design team was focused entirely on converting it for human use and comfort, with an emphasis on ensuring it felt like a genuine, 21st-century modern vehicle, with excellent usability and user experience, from its touchscreen control system to its custom-molded seating.
Check out the launch livestream here, as the astronauts and crew continue to ready for launch.