Friday, May 25, 2012

The Dragon has...

...flown? Landed? Of course, flight in this context might bring up memories of Pern books.

All humor aside, the first commercially owned and operated spaceship has successfully docked with the ISS. The successful flight will be the first of a number of contracted flights operated by SpaceX and using the Dragon system, assuming the capsule (with a cargo of low value, just in case) makes a successful return to Earth.

The manned version of the Dragon should, if all goes well, make its first flights in 2015.