Company terminated SpaceX Owned by Elon Musk, the production of astronaut capsules Crew Dragon The new one, two years after the company first transported humans into space, and there are now four Crew Dragons in fleet SpaceXIt aims primarily to transport astronauts to the International Space Station, and then return them to Earth.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, she was Crew Dragon The first privately operated and built spacecraft to carry humans into orbit, and the first to take astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011.
Also, since its debut in 2020, the spacecraft has moved Crew Dragon Humans have been to space five times, including the first fully commercial crew orbiting Earth.
Work will continue on building new components and spare parts for the fleet Dragon The current turnaround, company executives say, is to move resources into the next-generation spaceship program, known as Starshipwhich will include a lander on the surface of the Moon and Mars.
Makes a shift from the production of capsules Crew Dragon new new challenges for SpaceXwhere the company learns how to maintain the fleet and quickly solve unexpected problems without disrupting a busy schedule of astronauts’ missions.
One of the key aspects to the success SpaceX In being able to save money by reusing components, including the first stage of the rocket, it appears that the spacecraft will become part of this approach.