Friday, March 03, 2017
Video: This is the Spacecraft that Will Take Passengers to the Moon Next Year
Easier this week it was announced that Space X would send two private citizens to the moon next year aboard its Dragon 2 space capsule. If you'd like to see what that vehicle looks like, the animated clip below gives you an idea. The two minute video was made back in 2014 when the Dragon 2 was first revealed. Since then, it has been used to shuttle supplies to the International Space Station, but the planned mission to orbit the moon in 2018 will be the first time it has been used beyond Earth's orbit. Not much is known about the mission just yet, so it will be interesting to learn not only who the private (paying) astronauts are, but when they will make the flight. And for the record, I'm still skeptical that this will happen next year, but I'm ready for commercial spaceflight to truly take off.