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Elon Musk wants to bring you and 79,999 of your closest friends to colonize a nice little spread on Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO revealed his ambitious plans to the Royal Aeronautical Society earlier this month, revealing each trip would cost $500,000 and would rely on a reusable rocket similar to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 […]
It sounds like complete science fiction, but SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft on Friday was finally “captured” by the ISS. It’s a historic day for science and engineering, and a monumental step for commercial space flight, as the Dragon is the first ever private craft to hook up, and dock, with the International Space Station. “Once again […]
After the launch, the spacecraft, Dragon, will separate from Falcon 9 and make its way to the International Space Station. This trip, CRS-2, is the second of at least 12 missions for Commercial Resupply (CRS) project. Dragon will be filled with approximately 1,200 pounds of supplies, to bring to the crew in the ISS. Dragon will return to Earth after more than three weeks with the Space Station filled with 2,500 pounds of gear.
SpaceX, founded by PayPal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, has had numerous successful launches of his spacecrafts and we hope this one is as successful. We hope the CRS-2 mission is as successful as previous trips as it has at least 10 more trips to complete before Elon Musk’s next goals, which is to take Dragon from a simple cargo carrying vehicle to crew-ready, and eventually making space tourism a reality.
Editor’s note: I want to go to there.
Here’s a clip from SpaceX from the last launch and docking with the ISS.