So far, commercial space transport company SpaceX has been sending unmanned flight to space. But the company is preparing to step on the realm of manned space flights. And, the good news is that company has completed the first three performance milestones for the manned version of its Dragon/Falcon 9 spacecraft and launch system.
Before sending a manned flight to space, SpaceX has to complete four performance milestones for the manned version of its Dragon/Falcon 9 spacecraft and launch system. SpaceX has announced that the commercial space agency had completed three on the first milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative that aims to develop commercial manned spacecrafts capable of transporting passengers to and from space.
SpaceX has already provided CCiCap an integrated systems requirements review. It has detailed the designing, manufacturing and testing techniques of Dragon/Falcon 9 system. It also contains the full plan (with description) of handling the futuristic manned flights from ground operations to its landing. Apart from this, SpaceX has already developed an emergency abort system using a SuperDraco Engine that will fly the capsule to a safe location in the event of a launch emergency.
Source : NASA