The world's first space taxi

The world's first space taxi

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Taxi to space, why not? It's possible. Two U.S. companies, rocket engine and spacecraft maker SpaceX and aircraft giant Boeing, have signed a contract to build the first-ever private spacecraft that will be able to "fly" astronauts to the International Space Station. See what the world's first space taxi looks like.

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The world's first space taxi

1. The contract, totaling about 6.8 billion US dollars, provides for the development of the Dragon V2 (SpaceX) and CST-100 (Boeing) spacecraft that you see in the photo. (Photo: BOB FERGUSON/Boeing photo).

The world's first space taxi

2. This is what the CST-100 spacecraft looks like inside. (Photo: ELIZABETH MORRELL/Boeing image).

The world's first space taxi

3. These are the airbags of the CST-100 spacecraft, which will only be used to transport people to the ISS, so it does not have the necessary equipment for further space travel. (Photo: ELIZABETH MORRELL/Boeing image).

The world's first space taxi

4. The interior of the CST-100 was created in collaboration with Bigelow Aerospace. During its construction, a large amount of copper tape was used (Photo: NASA / REUTERS).

The world's first space taxi

5. Visualization of the rendezvous of the CST-100 spacecraft with the International Space Station. (Photo: Boeing image).

The world's first space taxi

6. Testing the parachutes of the spacecraft CST-100. (Photo: ELIZABETH MORRELL/Boeing image).

The world's first space taxi

7. Astronaut Randy Breznik is preparing to enter the spacecraft CST-100. (Photo: AP).

The world's first space taxi

8. And this is the interior of the Dragon V2 spacecraft at the headquarters of the manufacturer - SpaceX. (Photo: NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis).

The world's first space taxi

9. Dragon 2 was first unveiled in May at SpaceX headquarters. (Photo: NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis).

The world's first space taxi

10. The head and founder of SpaceX is the innovative engineer Elon Musk, who created Tesla Motors and the PayPal payment service. (Photo: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS).

The world's first space taxi

11. It's interesting, it turns out that Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, according to the director of the film "Iron Man" (Iron Man), became the real prototype of its main character - Tony Stark. (Photo: JAE C. HONG/AP)

The world's first space taxi

12. The Dragon V2 ship is delivered into space by a Falcon 9 rocket. (Photo: SpaceX).

The world's first space taxi

13. Dragon (previous generation) approaching the International Space Station in 2012. (Photo: NASA).

The world's first space taxi

14. Falcon 9 rocket launch. (Photo: W MICHAEL HARDING/SpaceX).

The world's first space taxi

15. Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. (Photo: SpaceX).

In the near future, people will go on space travel, and we are witnessing the creation of the first private spacecraft or space taxis.

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