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Mar 5, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship shown off in first high-res orbital portraits

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Taken by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, the first high-resolution photos of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft have begun to trickle in, offering the best views yet of the advanced human-rated spacecraft in its natural habit: Earth orbit.

Filling in for a distinct and uncharacteristic lack of official photos from NASA, the spacecraft’s inaugural spaceflight had thus far only been documented through NASA’s own live coverage of its International Space Station (ISS) rendezvous, limited to a relatively low-quality stream. With Oleg’s extremely high-resolution captures, we can begin to see SpaceX’s Crew Dragon with a level of detail previously only seen (if ever) on the ground.

Stunning photos of Dragon 2 docking from Oleg Kononenko! https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/03/crew-dragon-first-docking-iss-dm1/

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