SpaceX Video Shows Off Crew Dragon Access Arm for Astronauts

Space.com | 1/28/2019 | Google+
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SpaceX just unveiled the view astronauts will see when they board a Crew Dragon spaceship.

A new video from SpaceX, unveiled via Twitter Friday (Jan. 25), offers a glimpse of what NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will see later this year when they board a Crew Dragon for its first-ever crewed spaceflight. The video shows SpaceX's sleek access arm — the hallway-like bridge that astronauts will use to board the craft — at Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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"View of Launch Complex 39A and Crew Dragon from the crew access arm," SpaceX representatives wrote in the tweet.

This still from a SpaceX video shows the view of the Demo-1 Crew Dragon capsule (center) from the company's crew access arm at Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The arm allows access to SpaceX Crew Dragon ships atop their Falcon 9 rockets.

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The crew access arm at SpaceX's Pad 39A launch site is relatively new. SpaceX installed the 85-foot-long (25 meters) arm in August 2018 at the 265-foot (80 m) level of the launchpad's Fixed Service Structure, which NASA used to access its winged orbiters on the pad during the...
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