Wednesday, 8 December 2010

First private space capsule launches from US

A private US capsule that could soon be hauling cargo and even astronauts to the space station has launched on its first demonstration flight.
The Dragon ship launched from Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1543GMT (1043 EST).
The capsule separated about 10 minutes after launch and has reached orbit, its manufacturer SpaceX said.
After completing several manoeuvres some 300km above Earth, the capsule will splash down in the Pacific.
Dragon and Falcon 9 are both products of California's SpaceX company

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