Crew Dragon is the capsule designed and created by SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from space. Along with the Falcon 9, these are the most used today, of all the contracts the company has.
This capsule will now enter a new phase, as SpaceX has stopped building new units. It is limited to 4 and will have to be enough for the next flights set by the company. However, this is not the end of Crew Dragon.
Crew Dragon production has ended
The end of the construction of the new Crew Dragon capsules appears to mark a new moment for SpaceX. The company is completing the construction of its fourth unit, which will be the last unit that will be available for the various trips it has planned.
After confirming this news, SpaceX revealed that it will continue to produce the necessary components for the future. In addition, for any future situation, SpaceX will maintain all of its production capacity for new Crew Dragons.
NASA has ordered six more planes @space station Resupply missions from SpaceX! Dragon will continue to deliver critical cargo and supplies to and from the orbital laboratory until 2026 → https://t.co/HRhhDapsD9 pic.twitter.com/604UTJBynW
- SpaceX (SpaceX) 25 March 2022
SpaceX capsule for space travel
There was no certainty that the pace of production of this capsule would continue in the future, before moving on to new projects. However, given its reusable nature, it was expected that SpaceX would maintain production for a few more units.
Since its first manned flight in 2020, the Crew Dragon has flown five crews into space. As part of its commercial program, NASA planned to use the SpaceX capsule to transport astronauts back to Earth. era In six separate missions, but recently expanded to three more.
Elon Musk's company now has new plans
Crew Dragon production ends, the time comes when SpaceX will focus on the next generation of heavy, reusable rockets. The spacecraft is the next major piece in Elon Musk's plans, with plans to use it on trips to the Moon and Mars.
As with many of Elon Musk's projects, this one suffered some delays in its preparation. However, recently revealed plans showed the company is hoping to conduct the Starship's first orbital test. Already in May.
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