Skip to comments.SpaceX's 1st Private Capsule Launch to Space Station: How It Will Work
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by KevinDavis
On May 19, if all goes well, the private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch the first commercial spaceship ever to visit the International Space Station. But the mission will be like no other U.S. flight to the orbiting laboratory.
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule is due to deliver food, supplies and science experiments to the outpost as a test mission for NASA. The space agency awarded the company a $1.6 billion contract for eight robotic resupply flights to fill the delivery needs left over by the space shuttle fleet's retirement last year.
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Mostly the same ones that try to get me to vote for a liberal just because he's put up by the GOP.
1:55 a.m. lift off time PDT! I guess we can call it the Falcon Red Eye!
Gotta have the audio!
And, if this first resupply of BigMacs to the space station fails - as it well could - what then happens to the rest of our $1.6 billion dollar contract with this emerging private technology????
Then, who sends up the next shipment of BigMacs???
heck ya if your up to it that early
The launch isn't for another four days. You really think a live thread will last that long?
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