Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Watch: SpaceX Dragon capsule breathes fire during crucial hover test

SpaceX has released video showing the hovering capabilities of its Dragon 2 crew capsule that could eventually eliminate the need for astronauts to land using parachutes.

The test took place at SpaceX’s engineering facility in McGregor, Texas and saw the 6,000-kg (13,228-lb) spacecraft suspended from a cable before the eight SuperDraco thrusters fired up. Over two tests, the capsule hovered and rotated, before settling down on the cable again.

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