Topic: [Discuss] SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 27774 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 09-25-2013 08:23 AM
Please use this topic to discuss general and non-mission specific updates regarding SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft development.
Posts: 1504 From: Brimfield, MA Registered: Mar 2002
posted 09-25-2013 08:24 AM
I found this update pretty enlightening. The people who think Elon Musk is just messing around should gather some insight from it.
As the only operational vehicle capable of taking significant amounts of cargo both to and from the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is already a critical piece of the American space program. With at least 10 more station resupply missions over the next couple years, and with development of a human-rated Dragon and DragonLab underway, production of the Dragon spacecraft has increased significantly.
Posts: 291 From: Brandon, Fl Registered: May 2012
posted 09-25-2013 09:27 AM
I don't think I have seen that many spacecraft in production since Apollo.
Jim Behling Member
Posts: 591 From: Cape Canaveral, FL Registered: Mar 2010
posted 09-25-2013 12:33 PM
GPS, Iridium, etc. had large productions lines.