Hawthorne rocket venture Space Exploration Technologies Corp. gave a rare look Tuesday inside its new Dragon space capsule, the same craft that it plans to rendezvous with the International Space Station sometime later this year.
The closely held company, better known as SpaceX, posted an interactive panorama on its website of what it looks like inside the space capsule in its cargo configuration.
SpaceX had planned to send the Dragon capsule into space on Feb. 7 aboard its 18-story Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. But the company said this month that more engineering work was needed before it would embark on the historic mission.
SpaceX has yet to announce a new launch date.
“This flight introduces a series of new challenges and new magnitudes of complexity; if even the smallest thing goes wrong, we will be forced to abort the mission,” the company said in an online message. “What is guaranteed, however, is our commitment. There will be challenges along the way, but SpaceX will again make history and become the first private company to send a spacecraft to the space station.”