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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Look at SpaceX's Dragon Capsule

The privatespaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has added a newspacecraft to its fleet ? the Dragon space capsule ? that promises to be thefirst commercial spacecraft ever to make a round trip to low-Earth orbit.

Designed tolaunch on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets, the Dragonspace capsule are expected to initially make unmanned cargo deliveryflights to the International Space Station. But they could eventually bemodified to serve as private space taxis for orbit-bound astronauts. Here's aninside look at the Dragonspacecraft:

<a href="/10429-infographic-spacex-dragon-capsule.html"><img src="" alt="An inside look at SpaceX's Dragon capsule that will fly to the International Space Station on the Falcon 9 rocket." width="580" border="1"/></a><br /> Source All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Editor's Note: This report has been updated to include additional spacecraft comparisons with SpaceX's Dragon space capsule.


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Karl Tate
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