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Friday, December 10, 2010

A New Era - SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on demonstration flight!

A New Era - SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on demonstration flight!
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 10:43 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. In orbit, the Dragon capsule went through several maneuvers before it re-entered the atmosphere and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 500 miles west of the coast of Mexico. This is first demonstration flight for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which will provide cargo flights to the International Space Station in the future.
Credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Kevin O'Connell

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