Space X Launches the Dragon 2

Continuing to cement its place on the galactic stage, SpaceX took another bold step with the launch of Dragon 2, a reusable “astronaut taxi” that deployed for the International Space Station on March 2, 2019.

The vessel, christened “Crew Dragon,” was carrying supplies and no live occupants. After the launch, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the Dragon 2 was a “major improvement” over Dragon 1, aka “Cargo Dragon.” The new model is designed to carry up to seven astronauts.