[ExI] Congrats to SpaceX!
brent.allsop at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 19:28:05 UTC 2019
That makes sense.
Do they reuse the unmanned dragon capsules that go up, then carry stuff
On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM Darin Sunley <dsunley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I seem to recall reading that SpaceX has no intention of requalifying used
> Crew Dragon capsules for additional manned flights - it's just too
> expensive and time-consuming - substantially cheaper just to build another
> one. Though apparently they are looking at using filght-used Crew Dragons
> as unmanned cargo capsules.
> They're going to reuse this one for the unmanned in-flight abort test
> coming up, but that'll be it for this particular capsule - it'll never fly
> On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 11:47 AM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
>> On Mar 9, 2019, at 10:30 AM, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Did anyone notice the messed up looking state of the capsule, after
>> they pulled it out of the water?
>> > Maybe it just looks bad, but it sure doesn't look like it could ever
>> take people back into space?
>> I noticed it, but I presume when they say they’ll be testing a
>> refurbished one next time that they expect to do some work on it. After
>> all, unlike the first stage boosters, the capsule does experience
>> significant re-entry burn.
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