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First privately developed rocket reaches space

 
 
Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2008 11:43 pm
SpaceX Did It -- Falcon 1 Made it to Space



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SpaceX has made history. Its privately developed rocket has made it into space.

After three failed launches, the company founded by Elon Musk worked all of the bugs out of their Falcon 1 launch vehicles.

The entire spectacle was broadcast live from Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific. Cameras mounted on the spacecraft showed our planet shrinking in the distance and the empty first stage engine falling back to Earth.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 06:13 am
@Robert Gentel,
That was fun to watch Smile

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 06:18 am
This is WONDERFUL!
Free enterprize is Nature 's way.


I bet Christopher Columbus coud have reached America
with private funding, if the King of Spain had not been forthcoming.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 06:40 am
Does anyone know
whether it is any research (experiments) will be done
in its orbit ?
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 06:59 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Customers for spaceX

http://www.spacex.com/launch_manifest.php
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:41 am
@dadpad,
Thank u, Dadpad
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