Watch It Live! SpaceX Unveils First Manned Dragon Tonight @ 10pm EST
Tune in to SpaceX's livestream tonight at 10 pm ET (7pm PT) for an exclusive sneak peak of SpaceX's first manned Dragon Spaceship.
This soon-to-be-unveiled Dragon Spaceship, the Dragon V2, is essentially an updated version of the Dragon Spaceship that has already been launched to the space station, but with the ability to carry a crew.
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The Dragon V2 is a compact egg-shaped capsule that will be able to carry up to 7 crew-members to the International Space station and back. The capsule is powered by solar panels, will carry parachutes and launch abort engines in case of emergency, and is expected to include a forward-mounting dock system so that it can attach and land at the International Space Station. When it launches into space, it will be the only current spacecraft with the sole purpose of shuttling astronauts to a destination and back.