NASA authorizes SpaceX to reuse Crew Dragon capsule to deliver people to the ISS

NASA has authorized SpaceX to reuse the Crew Dragon capsule to deliver people to the ISS. In addition, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will be reused. Journalist Michael Baylor writes about this with reference to the amended contract signed between the company and the space agency.

Crew Dragon is a manned spacecraft developed by SpaceX to transport astronauts to the ISS under a contract with NASA. On May 30, the company successfully tested the capsule of the ship by sending two American astronauts to the ISS.

This was the first time in history when a spaceship developed by a private company delivered American astronauts to the ISS.

Under a new contract between SpaceX and NASA, permission to reuse the Crew Dragon passenger capsule, as well as the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which successfully landed on the platform in the ocean, will be in effect from the second launch. In other words, the next team of American astronauts is likely to fly in the same capsule.

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