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SpaceX really likes to rename things and the crewed Dragon capsule is no exception

The problem is we have

SpaceX's second version of the Dragon spacecraft, also called "Crew Dragon". It is designed to carry humans.

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has been renamed once before

Since "Crew Dragon" seems to the official name now we probably should retag the [crew-dragon] stuff and then rename [dragon-v2] to [crew-dragon]

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  • $\begingroup$ I have heard rumors of cargo versions of the Dragon 2 (which would still autonomously dock to an IDA) further down the line, though I don't know if they solidified. $\endgroup$ – Erin Anne Oct 17 at 8:54
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I don't see evidence at that link that Crew Dragon is the only official name of Dragon 2, and I still see other recent SpaceX pages using "Dragon 2". The way the community had been using the two different tags was that was for questions regarding the spacecraft's intended use as a human spaceflight craft, whereas was inclusive of its use as a cargo-only spacecraft.


My proposed band-aid in the comments:

Hmm..well, there are only seven questions on crew-dragon. Maybe I should just move those over to dragon-v2 and make the synonym that direction for now. Then if SpaceX does stop using "Dragon 2", we can swap things over to crew-dragon as the primary.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not so sure. This SpaceX page from 2014 seems to indicate it's talking about Crew Dragon. Wikipedia thinks the same thing $\endgroup$ – Machavity Oct 7 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ I agree the names are interchangeable as far as SpaceX is concerned, but I don't see any evidence they have stopped using Dragon 2 so I don't know that it should affect our community use of the tags yet. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Oct 7 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ Would a mere synonym be in order then? The two tags are prone to confusion $\endgroup$ – Machavity Oct 7 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Machavity Hmm..well, there are only seven questions on crew-dragon. Maybe I should just move those over to dragon-v2 and make the synonym that direction for now. Then if SpaceX does stop using "Dragon 2", we can swap things over to crew-dragon as the primary. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Oct 7 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Sounds like a good plan to me $\endgroup$ – Machavity Oct 7 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Machavity Done. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Oct 7 at 13:57

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