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Elon Musk’s Daring Efforts On Falcon And The Dummy Driver In It

siliconreview Elon Musk’s Daring Efforts On Falcon And The Dummy Driver In It

Dubbed as a risky test flight in advance of the lift-off, Billionaire entrepreneur, adventurer and inventor Elon Musk himself was not very hopefully due to challenges; he said after the launch of Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida "I had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad, a wheel bouncing down the road. But fortunately, that's not what happened,"

Now, the Falcon Heavy has become the most capable launch vehicle available. Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which launched on top of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy with a dummy astronaut. The mannequin was wearing an actual production SpaceX crew spacesuit, rather than a non-functional prototype or mock-up. The suit, which the SpaceX CEO revealed last year via Instagram, will eventually clothe SpaceX astronauts flying onboard Crew Dragon, the capsule it’s developing to bring real people to space, with a target initial launch date of later this year if all goes to plan.

The suit features a sleeker design than most spacefaring flight suits you’ll find. It’s a design that came with a price, however: Musk said that combining style and function was a particular challenge in a spacesuit.

“I mean, it’s a dangerous trip, you want to look good,” he said. “It’s easy to make a spacesuit that looks good but doesn’t work; it’s really hard to make a spacesuit that works and looks good,” he added.

 

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