SpaceX Dragon

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SpaceX Dragon is the first commercial cargo spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. SpaceX is the company and Dragon being the capsule. Dragon blasted off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida and returned to Earth 5 days later, successfully landing in the Pacific Ocean. [1]

SpaceX seeks to be a regular supplier to the space station now that the Space Shuttle has been retired.

References

  1. Commercial Space Milestone: SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific, Fox News, May 31, 2012
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