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June 07, 2010

The Falcon has flown

I'm a little late with this. Take-off was last Friday afternoon.

Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 private rocket is a success

The Falcon 9, the first of a new generation of private rockets that could one day make space travel commonplace, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Friday.

The 180-foot rocket put a model of its Dragon capsule into orbit about 160 miles up, setting the stage for possible flights to the international space station early next year. The flight came after an initial abort right at ignition.

Posted by joke du jour at June 7, 2010 06:04 PM

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