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Reusable space capsule

The development of a space capsule could make space travel much cheaper. For here possibly one soon: do not throw away, but reuse.

The flight to the International Space Station at the same time for the astronaut job and adventure. Above all, however, the journey is one: Incredibly expensive. About 51 million US dollars costs single trip, a person from Earth to fly to the ISS. This is not least because the space capsules in which the astronauts are transported, to date only one time could be used.

Reusable space capsule | Multi-billionaire developed reusable space capsule for low cost travels.
Multi-billionaire developed reusable space capsule for low cost travels.

Reusable space capsule

We are trying to end this astronomical expence since over a decate. Placing humans on orbit is no longer an issue however reusable space capsules makes also possible to bring them quicly and cheap back. Multi-billionaire Elon Musk. He is manager of the company SpaceX, wants manned fly to the ISS with the newly developed capsule “Dragon” in 2017 for the first time. Unlike the Soyuz capsules used so far, the Dragon is equipped with rocket engines, which enable it to smoothly land on Earth. By thus lack damaging the aircraft could easily launch into space again.