Falcon 9 Rocket Launch


Falcon 9 over Cocoa Beach

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.

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