Try to dock the SpaceX Crew Dragon at the space station in this simulator

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Put yourself in the shoes of a NASA astronaut and try to dock to the ISS with this Crew Dragon capsule simulator. Will you succeed in this space navigation mission?

On May 27th, a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule inhabited by 2 American NASA astronauts should take off from the top of a Falcon 9 rocket to join the International Space Station (see our article on the subject).

While waiting for this historic date, SpaceX offers you to put yourself in the shoes of an astronaut and try to dock to the ISS with this Crew Dragon capsule simulator.

This simulator is very realistic. It gives a very good idea of what awaits the 2 astronauts. The simulator allows you to manually control the process of docking the Dragon Crew to the International Space Station (ISS). Even if for the astronauts, the process should be fully automated, they can take manual control at any time if necessary.

SpaceX Dragon Crew Capsule (Source: Wikipedia)

SpaceX says that it is on such a simulator that the 2 astronauts trained to perform the maneuver. So we’re really not very far from the real interface that the astronauts would use in this case.

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Let’s go to the simulator.

Screenshot of the simulator

https://iss-sim.spacex.com/

 

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