A rather interesting science story that we have is about Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX reportedly ending the production of its new Crew Dragon capsules which were developed to help ship astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The report was made public by Reuters on Monday via a hint from an executive of the space transportation company. That said, SpaceX will still continue to reuse its other four capsules which were already made.
The Crew Dragon made the record of being the first private spacecraft to shuttle humans to the International Space Station. It’s capable of hauling about 7 crew members and since its debut, the spacecraft has made about 5 successful trips to the ISS.
Although the total ending of the production is still out of question considering the fact that the company is said to be planning on continuing to manufacture parts for the capsule – which makes sense because the company is still sticking to the existing Capsules in an attempt to reuse them.
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Away from the Dragon Capsule, the futuristic Starship is slated to make its first orbital flight test by May and the company is said to have received a number of regulatory approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The humongous rocket is built for futuristic trips to the Moon and back as well as Mars in the near future.
SpaceX didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.