Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SpaceX Proposes Rocket-Powered Landing System

SpaceFlightNow.com reports that "SpaceX announced Monday it submitted a proposal to NASA last month to start an estimated $1 billion process upgrading the company's Dragon capsule, the first step in making the ship ready for crew rotation flights to the International Space Station."

The upgrade would include "an integrated launch abort rocket" that "could even be fired for a rocket-assisted touchdown on land, bringing astronauts home to a soft landing closer to recovery teams."

Click here to watch a SpaceX promotional video about their latest proposal.

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