Early this morning was the first launch of a rocket developed and built by a private company, Elon Musk's SpaceX, that hopefully will dock with the International Space Station in a few days. I normally don't do "news" like this on my blog, but I think this event is rather portentous. It's awesome to see private citizens taking the lead in moving us down the path to becoming a spacefaring people!
You can find photos of the launch online... Instead, I wanted to share a cool infographic that conveys a lot more about the spacecraft itself... (from here and here):
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Okay, I admit that I liked this one because it also includes an outline of another company's future spacecraft, with a name close to my heart... :-)