A showcase of DM2 (Demo Mission 2) in Kerbol Space Programme, using the Realism overhaul mod that changes the stock game and world to one that matched real world physics and dimensions.
DM2 will carry the first American astronauts from US soil in almost a decade, since the retirement of the Shuttle.
DM2 consists of a Falcon 9 Booster, Upper stage and Dragon capsule. All produced by Elon Musk's SpaceX for Nasa. Designed to carry upto 7 crew at a time the Dragon will act as a crew taxi and dramatically increase access to space, both for Government and commercial entities.
The Capsule is reusable and so is the Falcon 9 booster. This helps bring the cost per seat down from $90,000,000 (Russian Soyuz) to a more reasonable $20,000,000 if all of the seats are taken
Set to make its first crewed launch today from KSC at 20:32 UTC