(via Astronomy Picture of the Day)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of the 1st Dragon Spacecraft
At 10:43 a.m. eastern on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the 1st Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Once in orbit Dragon orbited the earth twice before returning to the earth off the coast of Mexico to be recovered. This was the first flight in the NASA COTS demonstration. Eventually NASA hopes SpaceX will carry cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station.
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