SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Mission to Dock With International Space Station to Launch May 19th

Posted on May 16, 2012

SpaceX aims to become the first privately-owned company to build spacecraft that will dock with the International Space Station when it launches the Dragon Capsule on May 19th. An artist's depiction of a SpaceX COTS Dragon spacecraft approaching the International Space Station is pictured above. Here is an animation of the upcoming mission. Take a look:

Elon Musk, CEO and chief engineer at SpaceX, says the docking will be the first time a privately designed spaceship has been able to dock with anything. He says this will "herald the dawn of a new era in space exploration." Take a look:

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