ISS astronauts loved SpaceX Dragon capsule. One astronaut says that it was huge with great capacity. Watch the video
Spacex has crossed one milestone after the other within the last six days. The whole world is talking about how an internet entrepreneur who has made a mark within less than a decade after launching the SpaceX. Though the organization is still taking baby-steps, but experts suggest that now it is well set to become a space giant.
Notwithstanding the fact that its spaceship Dragon is still very small and it has very little capacity to take important supplies to space, nonetheless it should be kept in mind that they are working on dragon 2 and that will be a huge spaceship that will be able to carry considerably big amounts of supplies to the spaceship.
A critic of SpaceX mission in space while mocking at the small capsule Dragon that has taken the 1000 kg supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station says that imagine how many times this space ship will have to travel to and from ISS to build such space station? But even NASA didn’t come up with its moon mission in its first launch.
The good thing about Spacex mission is the fact that NASA is fully involved in the venture not just in planning but also funding and providing essential expertise to it. A NASA report while talking about their co-operation with SpaceX says, “SpaceX has the advantage of speed and the freedom to innovate; NASA brings a breadth of experience and technical expertise to the table. It was NASA, after all, that carried out the research to develop the phenolic impregnated carbon material in the first place. NASA has unmatched experience in how materials and spacecraft actually behave in flight. And NASA has special facilities that small entrepreneurial companies could not readily afford. So, for instance, SpaceX makes use of the arcjet facilities at Ames that offer the only way to test the Dragon shield material at the requisite high temperatures”.
Meanwhile astronauts posted in the International Space Station entered the dragon after ISS’ robotic arm plucked and put it in the ISS. An astronaut while talking about how the astronauts will feel while travelling in Dragon says, “I spent quite a bit of time poking around in here this morning just looking at the engineering and the layout, and I’m very pleased…It looks like it carries about as much cargo as I could put in my pickup truck.”