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seanflyon t1_iuoj714 wrote

As far as we know the Crew Dragon heat shield is actually capable of a lunar return, though that doesn't mean it could handle all aspects of that mission.

> “It’s actually designed for multiple Earth orbit reentry missions – so that we can actually do up to 10 reentry missions with the same heat shield.”

> “That means it can actually do at least 1 lunar orbit reentry velocity missions, and conceivably maybe 2.”