By: Alex Yang
What is the SpaceX Dragon?
The SpaceX Dragon is a free flying spacecraft made to deliver both people and cargo to orbiting destinations.
What are the parts of The Dragon?
The Dragon consists of:
- The Pressurized Section(Capsule)
- The Trunk
What is the size of The Dragon?
The Dragon is:
- 3.7m in diameter
- 7.2m in height
- The sidewall able is 15 degrees
- Orbit duration is up to 2 years
- The Trunk's payload volume is 14m cubed
What does the Pressurized section contain?
The Pressurized Section is designed to carry both humans and cargo. It includes the Draco thrusters, Dragon's guidance navigation and control bay, and the Dragon's advanced heat shield.
What does The Trunk contain?
The Trunk contains the unpressurized cargo, the solar arrays, and it also supports it while ascending.
What accomplishments have The Dragon made?
The Dragon flew to the ISS with 2,300 lbs of cargo and returned to Earth with 3,000 lbs of cargo.
'Dragon by the Tail!': Video of SpaceX capsule docking with ISS
SpaceX Dragon with SpaceX Falcon 9
This shows the SpaceX Dragon being attached to the SpaceX Falcon 9.
This is another SpaceX spacecraft which has worked with The Dragon multiple times.
This free flying spacecraft was built from SpaceX who is in partnership with NASA.