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message 1: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments The Dragon is a reusable spacecraft (One of those NASA commercial projects)
NASA has plans for it. Details on its WIki page-
http://goo.gl/P251H
This is a 3D interactive site for the craft-
http://www.spacex.com/panorama/index....


message 2: by Warren (last edited Mar 01, 2012 12:18PM) (new)

Warren | 1556 comments If the real Dragon spacecraft is anything like the interactive web page
they're going to need a lot of paper bags with airline logos on the outside
and lunch on the inside.


message 3: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 4132 comments And a lot of money for lawsuits, in their first test flight last year they had two engine failures and failed to disclose it which is a big no-no in human spaceflight.

SpaceX is doing some really interesting things. But they're also trying to solve problems by throwing money at it, not necessarily with good engineering. There's a reason they have significant turn-over of good engineers.


message 4: by Warren (last edited Mar 02, 2012 10:13AM) (new)

Warren | 1556 comments terpkristin wrote:..in their first test flight last year they had two engine failures and...

I was unaware of their history. Thanks.
I wonder what else could go wrong with the ISS program?

NASA Lost a Laptop with Unencrypted Space Station Codes
http://gizmodo.com/5889677/nasa-lost-...

(Face palm)



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