SpaceX has been incredibly busy lately. Their latest success comes in the form of testing the parachutes of the Mark 3 Crew Dragon. The SpaceX team has completed the parachute test successfully thirteen times. SpaceX’s next task is to complete static fire tests on the Crew Dragon’s abort engine.
The company posted a video on their Twitter account of the latest test.
SpaceX team has completed 13 successful tests in a row of upgraded Mark 3 parachutes for Crew Dragon. Most recent test demonstrated the parachute system’s ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event that one of the four main parachutes fails. pic.twitter.com/VJzDeS8UAG
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 3, 2019
Even with this win in their book, SpaceX still has a way to go before their ultimate dream can come true. The company wants to bring space travel to the masses. This is something no one ever thought to be possible in this lifetime. All it takes is the imagination and drive of one man and the expertise of a dedicated crew of people to make this dream a reality.