Can you drive the Crew Dragon? Try the Elon Musk online simulator

By Pot Project | Pot News | 9 Jun 2020

The video game is available on the SpaceX website that will make you feel like a real astronaut

Once the success of the Crew Dragon, the SpaceX spacecraft that successfully arrived at the International Space Station a few days ago, is archived, there is still a way to get to know the technologies of Elon Musk's company. Touching them with your hand, even.

For those wishing to try their hand, the SpaceX website provides a free online Crew Dragon simulator to pretend to be astronauts in complete safety and maneuver the vehicle until it engages with the ISS.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were launched into orbit thanks to a rocket on which Musk and his team have been working for almost twenty years: the technology on board and autonomous driving have done a lot, but in the last meters Behnken has taken control by driving the spacecraft to the finish.



How the simulator works

The technology of the Crew Dragon is designed to dock and detach independently from the International Space Station, but the crew can take manual control of the spacecraft if necessary," reads the SpaceX website. "Movement in space is slow and requires patience and precision," said the developers of this short but intense space video game that celebrates - once again - the success of Elon Musk's company. Based on his experience, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine boasted on Twitter that he hit the first try with the simulator.



Throw yourself into space, control every direction thanks to the same interface that NASA astronauts have had in front of their eyes in the last mile of their journey. SpaceX has warned the players about the mission to be completed: a successful engagement occurs only when all the green numbers on the monitor are below the 0.2 value. Good luck boys!

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