Sunday, September 28, 2008

SpaceX Did It!

SpaceX has achieved orbit! On the fourth test launch of the Falcon 1 rocket this afternoon, they achieved orbit of a dummy payload on a "completely nominal" flight. I somehow didn't receive any SpaceX emails the last few days (overactive spam filters maybe), so I missed the live coverage. The 10 minute video here tells the story, complete with cheers from SpaceX employees in California. There's also a brief report from Wired magazine here. Congratulations to SpaceX on this historic milestone for private space.

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