Photos inside and outside of Dragon V2


Posted: May 30, 2014

Eyeing the next step beyond launching satellites and supplies, SpaceX dropped the curtain Thursday on the design of an upgraded Dragon spacecraft, replete with 3D printed rocket engines, leather seats, and touchscreen cockpit controls for up to seven astronauts.

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk summarized the capsule as a "21st century spaceship" that will return to Earth with a propulsive touchdown on land.

SpaceX presented the capsule to VIPs and media Thursday night at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., giving visitors an up-close look at the capsule and its flight-like interior, including futuristic controls inspired by Tesla Motors, Musk's electric car company.

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Photo credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News

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