SpaceX Shows Off Beautiful Dome for Next Month’s Space Tourists

These views will be breathtaking.
Dragon Cupola

SpaceX has added a new feature to its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This will allow it to carry the first ever all-civilian astronaut crew around the Earth later in the month.

Musk described the Cupola as a glass dome that offers a unique view of the Earth and space beyond from the capsule, which was equipped with a Cupola.

The capsule will not be docking with International Space Station so it doesn't require the additional docking mechanism on the nose cone. This means that private space travelers will receive a unique treat.

The Dragons Cupola is a view of the Earth, which will give our Inspiration4 astronauts amazing views from orbit! Crew visited the flight-hardware Cupola, which was located in California, before it was shipped to Florida to be integrated with Dragon Resilience. pic.twitter.com/9ivMZrS1ip Inspiration4 (@inspiration4x) September 1, 2021

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Say Cheese

The official mission Twitter account shared photos showing the crew smiling sheepishly at the camera through a glass dome.

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, described the view via Twitter earlier this year as "probably most in space" and said that it was like being in a glass dome.

The cupola is a close replica of its larger counterpart, the larger one of the same name. Since February 2010, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have enjoyed an amazing view of our planet from the International Space Station's cupola.

ISSs Cupola module is composed of seven pieces of reinforced glass. Dragons cupola, however, appears to be one continuous piece. This is impressive considering the force exerted on it.

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Inspiriation4 will launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 15th, assuming all goes well. The crew will spend three days orbiting Earth.

It's an extraordinary mission, with unimaginable views.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Will Have Massive Glass Dome

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