SpaceX Seeks Customers for DragonLab Spaceship
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(SpaceX) held an invitation-only meeting at its Hawthorne, Calif.-based headquarters on Friday for potential customers of its new DragonLab, a free-flying version of the reusable Dragon capsule the company is building for International Space Station resupply missions. Source: Yahoo! News: Space & Astronomy News
SpaceX rocket lifts off on cargo test flight
A privately-owned company launched a rocket into orbit early this morning in a demonstration flight that NASA hopes could be used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Ref. Source 6
So a private company now has space travel. I find it interesting that NASA is thinking about hiring a private company to help send supplies to the international space station.
It is very interesting but I guess it is an advancement in the space exploration and transport aspect of life.
As history shows people are always looking to make money somehow. But if this is the case it may allow NASA to invest more into exploration etc rather than running costs for what they already have in place.
Private company SpaceX aborts launch of rocket that would have carried capsule to International Space Station.
The launch countdown reached zero, but the rocket failed to lift off at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
SpaceX would have been the first private company to dock with the International Space Station. Ref. CNN
SpaceX successfully launches the first private spacecraft to head to the International Space Station.
The company's Falcon 9 rocket holds the Dragon capsule, which NASA and SpaceX hope will dock at the station where the crew will pull food, water and other provisions from the capsule.
Its initial launch was halted early Saturday when a flight computer detected "high pressure in the engine 5 combustion chamber," according to the company. Ref. CNN