NASA astronauts check out their SpaceX spacesuits contained in the Crew Dragon.

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Area is about to get much more modern. 

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley received kitted up in SpaceX’s smooth spacesuits and examined them out contained in the Crew Dragon spacecraft constructed by Elon Musk’s firm. The NASA Business Crew Twitter account posted a video of the goings-on.

The footage exhibits Behnken and Hurley with their visors in each the up and down place, chatting and exploring the screens and controls in entrance of them. Musk and SpaceX retweeted the clip. 

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NASA’s Business Crew Program is working with each SpaceX and Boeing to move astronauts to orbit, to the Worldwide Area Station and maybe to the moon and Mars some day. 

Earlier than the spacecraft can launch with people on board, the crew has to go on-the-ground assessments. That features getting the astronauts snug with working contained in the capsules. 

NASA mentioned in October that it is aiming for an anticipated June 2019 crewed check flight, which might launch the Crew Dragon with Behnken and Hurley on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.