Friday, May 18, 2012


  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – This is no routine supply run.
  • (USA Today)
  • Nerves are frayed here on Floridas space coast as commercial company SpaceX prepares to launch its Dragon capsule on the first-ever flight of a private vehicle to the International Space Station.
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  • We have lift-off! Its a new era for social media, space exploration and shoes? Facebook ended its first publicly traded day right where it began: at $38 a share.
  • (CNET News)
  • California private company Space Exploration Technologies — also known as SpaceX — will attempt to make history tomorrow by launching its own Falcon 9 rocket with an unmanned Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Private spaceflight company SpaceX is scheduled to fly its Dragon capsule toward the International Space Station early on Saturday, marking the first time ever a privately built spacecraft will dock at the habitable artificial satellite.
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  • A slender white rocket with a Dragon on top is poised to make spaceflight history.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • (CNN)-- On Saturday, a company called SpaceX is scheduled to launch the first private mission to the International Space Station, demonstrating a freight-carrying capability NASA gave up when it retired its fleet of space shuttles in July.
  • (CNN)
  • Perhaps, but not quite yet. This relatively old-school rocket with a capsule reminiscent of NASAs early manned flights is historically significant because it marks the first time a private company is launching to the International Space Station.
  • (ABC News)

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