NASA just chose SpaceX to replace the Shuttle for flying astronauts

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    Elon's design goal = "the safest, most advanced crew vehicle ever flown.” With seats for seven.

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    1. jurvetson 49 months ago | reply

      I'll be visiting the SpaceX Grasshopper in Texas soon:

      Imagine the possibilities when reusability drops the price of launch 100x... I want to orbit the moon and enjoy the photography. Unlike Apollo, we could optimize for this. with better windows and very low orbits... Imagine doing a spacewalk gliding a few thousand feet over the lunar landscape... More dreams

      P.S. The video of my NewSpace2012 talk on commercial space entrepreneurship just went online, but the audio is a bit out of sync.

      And here's a link to the enthusiastic reaction to SpaceX's NASA crew win on Facebook.

      Inside the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule:

    2. solerena 49 months ago | reply

      wow! 2015! governments are too slow, cheers to SpaceX! becoming a global space center for all mankind!

    3. Vadiroma 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the news!

    4. Space Art 15 months ago | reply

      Yoohoo, let's go home! ;-)

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