First private commercial flight takes off (video)
Private space exploration company SpaceX successfully delivers Dragon spacecraft into low Earth orbit. It is the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. Image credit NASA – Space X
Today at 3:44 Eastern Daylight Time, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies), launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station sending the Dragon spacecraft into orbit on its way to a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS), to deliver 460 kilograms of cargo, including food and disposables.
Animation of a cargo mission to the ISS. Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Dragon spacecraft separates and travels to the International Space Station.
Images credit NASA – Space X
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