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Hardware Put to the Test

21 Jun 2018, 17:39 UTC
Hardware Put to the Test
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, ready to undergo testing in the Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility—the world’s largest thermal vacuum chamber. The chamber will allow SpaceX and NASA to verify Crew Dragon’s ability to withstand the extreme temperatures and vacuum of space. This is the spacecraft that SpaceX will fly during its Demonstration Mission 1 flight test under NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract with the goal of returning human spaceflight launch capabilities to the U.S.

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