Spacex Dragon

By:Talha

What is the Spacex Dragon?

The spacex Dragon is a spacecraft that delivers both cargo and people through space.
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It is the only spacecraft capable of returning objects in space.
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Dragon made history in 2012 when it was the first commercial spacecraft to ever send cargo to the international space station and safely returned cargo to earth.
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The total launch payload mass is 6,000 Kg or 13,228 pounds.
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The total return payload mass is 3,000 Kg or 6,614 pounds.
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Dragon's heat shield protects the spacecraft from temperatures reaching to 3,000 degrees.
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The capsule of the Spacex Dragon is designed to carry cargo and humans into space.
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Dragon's trunk supports the spacecraft during the ascent to space.It stays attached until returning to earth's atmosphere.
SpaceX Testing - Draco Thruster Vacuum Firing
This video shows Spacex testing The Draco Thrusters for the Spacex Dragon.