Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Second time is the charm

After having to abort a few days ago, Space X's Dragon flew this morning. This will be, if all goes well, the first commercial vehicle to visit the ISS.

The launch took place before dawn this morning, and was flawless. The rendezvous is scheduled for May 24...let's all cross our fingers for a successful mission.

If it succeeds, then the Dragon vehicles will be rated to deliver cargo to the ISS, with a contract minimum of 12 delivery missions.

We need this. We need these companies to make spaceflight as routine as taking an airliner across the Atlantic. The time will come.