Dragon Has Wings!
SpaceX launches Dragon spacecraft to ISS on Falcon 9 rocket

At 3:44 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on May 22, 2012 SpaceX successfully launched Dragon spacecraft on the COTS2 flight to the International Space Station. It was launched on top of Falcon 9 rocket  from the Cape Canaveral launch complex 40. Flying behind the the Dragon was a canister carrying the ashes of James Doohan and others. This flight is the first attempt of a private company rendezvous and also the first attempt private space craft to visit the International Space Station.

Watch the full lunch on the above video. It's length is about 14 minutes.

Watch the post lunch press conference on the above video. It's length is about 30 minutes.

Congratulation to SpaceX as the usher in the era of private space flight. Our hopes and prayers go with them and their dragon spacecraft.



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