Dragon 2 Booted Up for First Time

Illustration of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft arriving at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
SpaceX mission operations engineer Ralph Ewig says that they booted up the Dragon 2 capsule for the first time on Saturday:

Everything worked flawlessly, and while to some this may seem like not that big a deal, to the people doing the work this moment of watching it light up the telemetry screens for the first time meant to wake a spacecraft that holds the blood, sweat, and tears of hundreds – and the dreams of thousands more.

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