................2. They might not appreciate the pitching ocean/deck after a 6 - 12 month stay on the station. How much of an issue would that actually cause?
From reddit, the first short video of Dragon 2 final interior (at least very likely). It's still gorgeous, you can see what I assume are cargo compartments, a slightly updated seat design.It doesn't seem like it's gonna get 'ugly and cluttered' when flying like some assumed. Overall it's still the most elegant crew capsule ever built (maybe with New Shepard's), it feels like something from 2001: a space odissey. A dare to companies (like Bigelow) that want to develop space hardware for tourists: you have to get inspiration from this, very few will pay to visit an ugly, windowless can of foam and steel. You have to make it luxurious and attractive. Maybe make your designers watch and rewatch 2001 .Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/84r5n2/paul_wooster_principal_mars_development_engineer/dvrogar/?st=jeu0hvan&sh=144cd6e7
SpaceX accomplishments in the commercial crew program.
And here are the details on development of the first crew vehicle SpaceX will fly with astronauts, probably in about a year.
SpaceX's first commercial crew demonstration vehicle (no crew) will be shipped to NASA in May for testing.
An old NASA site says FSS is 247 ft with levels at 20 ft intervals. Adding six 20 ft levels would seem to take it to 367 ft, or 111.86 meters. BFR: 106 meters.How convenient....
Does the crew access arm need to be installed for the uncrewed test?
From the Commercial Crew briefing at todayís NASA Advisory Council:QuoteSpaceX accomplishments in the commercial crew program.https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/978333370726920193
Falcon 9 (Block 5)- Demonstrated significant run time on Crew Configuration engines including new blisk turbine wheel
Can anyone provide clarification on "Trunk doublers for radiator mounting complete (late change)" from page 9?
Quote from: JBF on 03/27/2018 01:09 amCan anyone provide clarification on "Trunk doublers for radiator mounting complete (late change)" from page 9?They said it was to make the structure stronger. I just Googled "doubler structural" and there are lots of mentions of "doublers" in aerospace and shipbuilding. Basically an additional piece of material to reinforce an area. I guess they needed to reinforce where the radiators are mounted.