Space Hotels a Reality – Thanks to SpaceX Crew Dragon
With the successful launch and docking of its Crew Dragon spacecraft under its belt – although it still has to stick the landing – SpaceX could soon be launching humans to a number of exciting orbital destinations. And, yes, that includes space hotels.
The launch of Crew Dragon on Saturday, March 2 had no crew on board. This was a test flight to the International Space Station (ISS), to prove that the vehicle worked. It docked the following day on Sunday, March 3.
SpaceX hopes to launch its first humans to orbit on Crew Dragon this summer, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. After that, it has six contracted missions with NASA to take up to four astronauts to the ISS.
By Jonathan O’Callaghan, Forbes Photo: Bigelow Aerospace