Space X launched the Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center tonight. This was the first commercial launch to the International Space Station . Space X is a private company hired by NASA to resupply the space station. It was founded by Elon Musk who also founded Pay Pal and Tesla Motors.
The Falcon 9 is an unmanned rocket is carrying the Dragon capsule. The cargo is about 1000 pounds of supplies. Space X test flights have all been very impressive. Their rockets fly noticeably straight. It’s exciting to start to see the benefits of commercializing space flight actualize, or should I say, take flight. Tonight a new industry was born.