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During the day-long test of the engineering prototype, SpaceX and NASA evaluators participated in human factors assessments which covered entering and exiting Dragon under both normal and contingency cases, as well as reach and visibility evaluations.  Test crew included (from top left): NASA Crew Survival Engineering Team Lead Dustin Gohmert, NASA Astronaut Tony Antonelli, NASA Astronaut Lee Archambault, SpaceX Mission Operations Engineer Laura Crabtree, SpaceX Thermal Engineer Brenda Hernandez, NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim, and NASA Astronaut Tim Kopra. Photo: Roger Gilbertson / SpaceX


Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

AUTHOR: Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Kevin Orrman-Rossiter is a physicist, philosopher, freelance science writer, sometime triathlete, and experienced blogger of several blogs. As a child he grew up with a telescope, chemistry set, geologist’s pick and deep curiosity about the universe around him. His habit of asking many questions and then trying to understand the answers led him to a PhD in physics. His new blog here, Beyond Earth, will explore all subjects ‘astro’; whether that is a Mars exploration or the latest cosmological findings. He wants to share with readers the adrenalin rush of real science and the significance of science to us all. Web: http://lucidthoughts.com.au Twitter: @lucidkevinor
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