A Dragon Took Flight

Again a big triumph for SpaceX, the space company of Elon Musk. It had its maiden launch of its capsule Dragon. The launch vehicle itself, the Falcon 9, was only the second of its model. The Dragon reached its orbit and for what I gathered it came into the ocean safely.



Launch of the 2nd Falcon 9 with the Dragon.

The Dragon is primarily a freighter ship for supplying the ISS, for this SpaceX has a contract under the COTS program. If launching future Dragons and returning them to earth will go flawlessly, a manned Dragon may be possible. America will has its successor for the Space Shuttle

For now, marvel at the ongoing miracle called SpaceX.