SpaceX CRS-1 Launch To ISS
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The Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule lift off of the pad on a mission to open America’s new operational cargo capability to the International Space Station! Space X launched an unmanned Dragon craft to begin regular cargo deliveries to the International Space Station, becoming the first company to provide space supply services to the U.S. government.
SpaceX, based in Califormia, has a $1.6 billion contract with Nasa for at least a dozen resupply missions. The agency is relying on companies such as SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corp., based in Dulles, Virginia, to do the work after retiring its shuttle fleet last year.