Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Delivers the Goods

SpaceX's launch of the Falcon 9 is successful! The space capsule is on it's way to deliver it goods to the International Space Station. The rocket took off during predawn hours at 3:44 A.M EDT. Thank goodness it did not disturb any one's sleep in East Orlando. Of course those who were of the privileged one hundred VIP's who attended the launch, well, that was another story.

It is good news all around. Now we have the hope that this will be the beginning of a successful mission as well since the next task is to achieve a perfect docking to the ISS. God be with them.

See some links from NASA, WESH TV, Yahoo, and SpaceX:

Yahoo is reporting the Dragon took off but WESH claims it is the Falcon 9. They are both right.


WESH TV has a video of the launch:

WESH TV launch of the Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers the goods through the Dragon capsule:


What does this mean for NASA? See answer below:




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