First Commercial Resupply Mission Reaches International Space Station

Today, the Dragon space capsule developed and launched by SpaceX — a U.S. commercial space firm — successfully delivered approximately 1,000 pounds of cargo from NASA to the International Space Station. It was a historic first for the commercial space industry, which NASA is relying on for all future U.S. launches to the station now that the Shuttle has retired. The reusable Dragon capsule will return to the Earth next week for recovery.

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