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Crew Dragon Endeavour

Crew Dragon Endeavour

  • Serial Number: C206
  • In Space: Yes
  • Height: 7.2 m
  • Diameter: 3.7 m
  • Status: Active

The Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft embarked on 5 flight(s), showcasing its capability of Crew Flights to ISS or Low Earth Orbit and designed with a flight life of Able to fly for up to one week of free flight or two years docked.. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to 4 astronauts and a payload capacity of 6000 kg.

Crew Dragon 6 is the Crew Dragon spacecraft launched on the SpaceX DM-2 demonstration mission to the ISS.

Launches

History


Crew Dragon 2 is a spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California. Dragon is launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle. It is one of two American Spacecraft being develeoped capable of lifting American Astronauts to the International Space Station.

The first crewed flight, launched on 30 May 2020 on a Falcon 9 rocket, and carried NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station in the first crewed orbital spaceflight launched from the US since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, and the first ever operated by a commercial provider.

Crew Dragon 2 is capable of lifting four astronauts, or a combination of crew and cargo to and from low Earth orbit. Its heat shield is designed to withstand Earth re-entry velocities from Lunar and Martian spaceflights.

Agency


SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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