Sunday, September 28, 2008

SpaceX Finally Gets Into Orbit

From Gizmodo: SpaceX wrote history Sunday September 28th - as the first private financed company to achieve orbit with a rocket. The next launch on SpaceX’ launch manifest will be a Falcon 1 carrying RazakSat for Malaysia. This launch if successful will be followed then by the maiden flight of the much larger Falcon 9 rocket in the second quarter of 2009.

Company representatives say they are looking to a new era of significantly lower launch costs that will allow for more flights

Click here for a video of the launch

The International Space Fellowship Via Gizmodo

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