Well, it’s official: The days of blasting into space in a rattly aluminium can are over. SpaceX has just unveiled the very first images of the interior of its Crew Dragon capsule. As you might expect, it looks a lot like a luxury sports car.
The capsules, which SpaceX is developing for NASA to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS, include seven seats for its crew (made of the finest carbon fibre and Alcantara cloth money can buy). Video displays light up with information about the vehicle’s position and on-board environment. The astronauts will even be able to adjust the temperature inside the capsule — anywhere from 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit! This thing kicks the crap out of my apartment building. Most importantly, the capsules have a handful of windows that will offer a sweeping view of the stars.
I don’t see any big red buttons, which is a bit of a bummer, but it’s probably for the best — those have a tendency to backfire. There is, however, a large ‘execute command’ button in one of these renderings, which I can only assume is to be used for hyperspace jumps or switching on Elon’s global space Internet.
If that wasn’t enough to make you want to kiss planet Earth goodbye, check out this hype as f*ck promo video! Now if only Elon could actually warm up Mars, I’d be sold.