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Wednesday, 8 December 2010
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Boosts into space
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida Wednesday morning, marking what could become a significant step in commercial space travel.The craft lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 10:43 a.m. ET.The launch and a successful re-entry would be steps toward commercial space ventures that could eventually ferry astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station. NASA's shuttle fleet is set to retire in the coming year.After breaking off from the earth's atmosphere the craft deposited a mock-up of its Dragon space capsule in orbit.One of the objectives of the SpaceX is to to make flying space crafts cheaper and with more efficiency than what NASA has been doing for the past 30 years.