On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, the Dragon spacecraft was lifted into space by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. This was the first launch of a commercial vehicle to go into space and return safety to Earth.
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Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceOn Sunday, October 7, 2012, the SpaceX Dragon space capsule was launched toward the International Space Station aboard its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch phase had one abnormality but the Dragon spacecraft was still able to complete its trip into space and it is now speeding toward its goal, rendezvous and docking with the ISS.
The Falcon 9 rocket is ready for its maiden test flight on June 4, 2010. The privately funded rocket, built by the U.S. space transport company SpaceX, is a key commercial component in the future of U.S. space exploration and development.