Saturday October 06, 2012

SpaceX Launches Its First Functional Mission to the ISS

The testing is over and SpaceX will begin a series of 12 scheduled missions to resupply the ISS with over 1k pounds of supplies per mission. The first mission commences on Sunday from Cape Canaveral at 11:35 PM EDT.

While other cargo capsules are stuffed with what amounts to space-station trash and released to burn up in the atmosphere, SpaceX craft will return to Earth with thousands of pounds of scientific samples and used hardware.

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