#科技头条#【SpaceX发布龙飞船2号空中悬停视频,助力未来太空舱商业飞行】

#科技头条#【SpaceX发布龙飞船2号空中悬停视频,助力未来太空舱商业飞行】根据SpaceX和美国宇航局签署的协议,“龙飞船二号”将负担载人飞行任务,通过火箭发射并飞往国际空间站等目标,近日SpaceX对外公布了“龙飞船二号”进行空中悬停的试验视频,这一实验将为2017的载人测试和未来太空舱的商业飞行奠定基础。

See the SpaceX capsule designed to hold actual living people

SpaceX is definitely on a roll with its tests. After a successful round trip in Florida and another (less successful) water landing attempt, the company released a video testing the ‘Dragon 2’. This is an important step, since SpaceX plans on putting actual humans inside of one.

The pod, which did a timed hover test to check its eight ‘SuperDraco’ thrusters, is designed to create force and hover to sustain things like safe crew landing. In the long run, that will be the final piece to the Falcon 9 rocket that actually makes it habitable for a human crew. If everything goes smoothly, that day will actually come sometime in 2017.

The test, which happened in November, was a five second hover that generated around 33,000 pounds of thrust.

SpaceXPod2

When the test concluded, the slo-mo captured the lingering flames on the pod.

Neat.

Of course, SpaceX still has a long road ahead before it begins actual manned spaceflight operations. But in a not too distant future, you might get into a pod for a round-trip on commercial spaceflight.

原文链接:http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/01/22/see-the-spacex-capsule-designed-to-hold-actual-living-people/

 


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