SpaceX made history in 2012 as the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, and now the company has finalised the necessary refinements for the Crew Dragon to carry humans to the station and other outer space destinations.
The next-generation spacecraft is designed to offer an enjoyable ride, with seats made from the highest-grade carbon fibre and Alcantara cloth, four windows that will offer passengers views of the Earth, the moon, and the entire Solar System. Under an agreement with NASA, the Crew Dragon will embark on its first manned test flight as early as this year.
SpaceX's priority is to get humans into space and eventually, some of those people will end up on Mars. Crew Dragon will be a fully autonomous spacecraft that can be monitored and controlled both by onboard astronauts and by the SpaceX mission control in Hawthrone, CA. In case something were to go wrong during a trip, an advanced emergency escape system is installed that will carry astronauts into safety.
The spacecraft’s displays will provide real-time information on its position, possible destinations, and onboard environment, which features an environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) that provides comfort and safety for crew members. During the crew's trip, astronauts on board can set the spacecraft’s interior temperature to between 18 and 26 degrees Celsius. SpaceX has now unveiled the spacecraft interior and spacesuit that will be worn by NASA astronauts during the mission to and from the international space station.
You can see the interior of the Crew Dragon spacecraft in the video below.