Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SpaceX Makes History! Dragon in Space!

Falcon 9 over Florida
Falcon 9 over Florida
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
A privately owned company made history today! The California-based Space Exploration Technologies SpaceX successfully launched its unmanned Dragon capsule into orbit at 3.44 this morning, May 22,  from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Dragon was carried by the Falcon 9 rocket and reached the orbit 9 minutes after lift off. Its mission is the International Space Station. The craft is programmed to perform a number of maneuvers which include docking with the ISS.

After successful docking the astronauts will be able to access the Dragon which carries supplies for the ISS.

Every launch into space is exciting, but success of a privately owned company after decades of NASA is really something special. The future belongs to the visionaries!