SpaceX Chalks Up Giant Leap for Commercial Space Travel

by Blog Burger on May 27, 2012

The Dragon was caught by its tail on Friday. The unmanned SpaceX spacecraft, which launched into orbit earlier this week, has successfully docked with the International Space Station, marking a first for a cargo-carrying private spacecraft. The docking was assisted with the station’s 58-foot robotic arm controlled by astronaut Don Pettit. The historic linkup occurred 250 miles above northwest Australia. “This is a very big deal for space exploration,” said futurist Glen Hiernsta.


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