Video: SpaceX Dragon V2 chosen by NASA to transport US astronauts!

SpaceX Dragon version 2 to Transport U.S. Astronauts to the International Space Station

The Dragon version 2 spacecraft in development by SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, will advance beyond the design phase and be put into manufacturing for flight tests and eventual operational missions to the International Space Station. NASA selected the company’s crew transportation system and spacecraft for a contract in the final phase of certification for privately built and operated integrated systems to carry astronauts from American soil to the orbiting laboratory.

AWESOME!! Elon Musk, SpaceX, unveil new spacecraft (Dragon V2) to take humans to space

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“Thursday’s event included a dramatic unveiling of the new spacecraft, which stood about 15 feet tall, with a rounded, cone-shaped top. At one point, Musk even went inside and sat in one of its four reclined seats.”

“One big upgrade from earlier models is that Dragon V2 will be reusable, which will cut down on costs and open up opportunities for humans to explore. Thanks to propulsion and other technology to slow its re-entry into Earth’s orbit and control its descent, Musk said the spacecraft should be able to land most anywhere much like a helicopter.”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/us/spacex-new-spacecraft/

http://www.spacex.com/dragon