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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon: A Private Space Taxi in Photos

Taking a Ride

Leif Heimbold/NASA

At Space Launch Complex 41, engineers evaluate the new Emergency Egress System, riding folding seats attached to guide wires from the Crew Access Tower over 1,300 feet away to safety.

Using Tech to Train

Boeing

Some of the Commercial Crew Program astronauts participate in training at Boeing's Extended Reality Laboratory. The astronauts, wearing spacesuits and augmented reality headsets, practice returning from the International Space Station.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #1

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #2

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #3

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #4

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #5

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

SpaceX Dragon Mars Mission Concept Art #6

SpaceX (via Flickr as SpaceX Photos)

This SpaceX conceptual illustration depicts how the private spacecraft company plans to send their Dragon V2 capsule to Mars. Image released Sept. 14, 2015.

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