Step inside SpaceX’s next-generation Astronaut Taxi

Looking more like the inside of a sports car than an astronaut taxi, SpaceX has unveiled the first images and videos from inside its new Crew Dragon capsule.

The capsules are being developed by SpaceX for NASA to carry astronauts to and from the international space station. With four windows, passengers can take in views of Earth, the Moon, and the wider Solar System right from their seats, which are made from the highest-grade carbon fibre and Alcantara cloth.

Video displays around the craft will provide real-time information on anything from Dragon’s position in space, to possible destinations, to the environment on board. The craft will be a fully autonomous spacecraft that can also be monitored & controlled either by the astronauts on board or by SpaceX mission control in Hawthorne, CA.

The Environmental Control and Life Support System allows astronauts on board can set the spacecraft’s interior temperature to between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit while the craft also features an advanced emergency escape system to swiftly carry astronauts to safety if something were to go wrong, experiencing about the same G-forces as a ride at Disneyland.

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