SpaceX launches first commercial flight into space
Ok this might be a BIG addition but it’s going on my Christmas list.
A flight to space.
A flight to the International Space Station. Yeah.
I’ve said this many times now on other post involving space exploration, I am truly excited for what the future holds. It is very likely that someone reading this now will have a chance to see our planet from space and an affordable price in 10 years or perhaps even sooner.
Make sure to check out the slideshow on their page, it’s is really super duper cool.
A new chapter has been written in the history of space exploration with the successful launch of the first commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The reusable unmanned freighter Dragon was lifted into orbit today at 8:35 PM EDT (October 8, 0135 GMT) by a Falcon 9 booster from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is scheduled to rendezvous with the ISS on Tuesday. Carrying 905 kg (1,995 lbs) of cargo, this is the first of twelve contracted flights that Dragon is scheduled to make to the station.
The launch of Dragon isn’t the only commercial space news. At NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility off the coast of Virginia another commercial spacecraft is preparing for flight. Orbital Science’s Cygnus spacecraft and Antares rocket have been rolled out for launch pad tests and are scheduled to make their first demonstration flight later this year.