How does the Crew Dragon Spacecraft work? (SpaceX)

From Jared Owen.

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft takes astronauts too and from the International Space Station. Come see how it works!

Thanks to Florian Kordina (@EDA_Flo) for his help reviewing this video!

Smoke simulation (12:55) by Joel Adams:

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02:46-Dragon Versions
03:29-Parts of Crew Dragon
08:32-Flight Timeline
09:02-Launch Pad
10:32-Day of launch
12:05-Falcon 9 Stages
15:04-Getting to ISS
15:31-Docking VS Berthing

🌐Internet Sources:
SpaceX Website –
Inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule (Discovery) –
SpaceX Dragon V2 | Unveil Event (SpaceX) –
Crew Demo-2 | Launch (SpaceX) –
Crew Demo-2 | Approach and Docking –
Commercial Crew Press Kit –

📘Book Sources:
SpaceX’s Dragon: America’s Next Generation Spacecraft by Erik Seedhouse

Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger

🟠This animation was made with blender 3.4 (Cycles Render)

🎵Music (
"World Collide" by Michael Briguglio
"Glacier of Jungfrau" by Cody Martin
"Lemon Drop" by Cody Martin
"Sun Dust" by Cody Martin
"West" by Shimmer

I bought several 3D models for this animation but some of them were heavily modified for this animation.
Crew Dragon Capsule –
International Space Station –
Tesla Model X –
SpaceX Spacesuit –

🎧Here is some of the gear that I use for animation:
Graphics Card: GTX 3090ti
Microphone: Shure MV7
Mouse: Razer Naga X
Chair: Staples Gaming Chair

Video Summary:
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is now launching astronauts from American soil. The Spacecraft has two parts: the capsule and the trunk. The capsule can fit a crew of four. The trunk has the radiator panels and the solar panels. The Spacecraft is launched aboard the Falcon 9 Rocket which is a 2 stage rocket. The launch happens in Florida at Launch Complex 39A. The Transporter Erector moves the rocket from the Horizontal Integration Facility right up next to the Fixed Service Structure. The astronauts get to ride in a Tesla Model X. They take the elevator up to the top and then walk across the Crew Access Arm to get to the White Room. This is where Crew Ingress will happen. From launch to orbit takes about 9 minutes. Over the following 24 hours the Crew Dragon will catch up and dock to the International Space Station. First the series of 3 waypoints, then Crew Hands Off Point (CHOP), then Soft Capture and then Hard Capture. Then say hi to the astronauts that are already on board the station.

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