Originally shared by Robert Pearlman

SpaceX CEO and chief designer Elon Musk unveiled the company’s upgraded Dragon V2 (Version 2) capsule on Thursday (May 29), debuting a “21st century spaceship” designed to fly astronauts to and from Earth orbit. Among the capsule’s features are leather-lined bucket seats for up to seven crew members, landing legs, and the world’s first printed engines. Developed to be fully reusable, the Dragon V2 may fly uncrewed as soon as late next year and with its first astronauts by mid-2016.