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First ever private space flight happening right now

Space Exploration Technologies, a private space company launched a rocket couple a days ago, and sent its Dragon space capsule to dock on the International Space Station.

  Author: mat | Source: spacex.com | 25th May 2012  
 
 
 


On May 22, 2012, Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX in short, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying a Dragon space capsule into Earth's orbit. That means, SpaceX will be a first privately held space company in history of mankind, if everything goes according to plans, to meat the International Space Station. Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.





Dragon space capsule has been orbiting for a day in order to test all its system. Tests were successful and Dragon is now on course to dock to the International Space Station (ISS). On the picture bellow, you can see ISS crew watching launch of Falcon 9, Dragon space capsule carrying rocket.





Enough talk, witness the historic event by watching the Live Stream of Dragon Space capsule docking to the International Space Station:



Pictures are a courtesy of NASA/ESA/SpaceX





UPDATE
: Dragon is docked and secured to ISS, tune in for the live coverage again tomorrow early in the morning for unbolting and opening the hatch to unload cargo, such as food and technical items for the crew of the International Space Station.




 

 
 
   
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mat, 31st May 2012, 3:35 PM
SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth, or to be more precise back in the ocean and is waiting to be recovered.



Bravo SpaceX team!

 
   
 
 
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