The SpaceX Dragon has successfully completed its first demonstration mission to the International Space Station.
Wish I had time to opine more, but for now get thee to this here link for pictures and details.
Here’s a shot of Dragon waiting for its ride home:
The significance of this mission cannot be overstated. From my layman’s perspective, it was pretty much flawless – and did I mention this was only the second flight? There’s been a lot of skepticism about the whole Commercial Crew program from politicians and others who are ordinarily pro-free market, but when seeing their NASA cash cow starved, begin to freak out and insist on throwing more money at an agency which has not demonstrated that it can successfully develop a new spacecraft in the past thirty years. Continue reading “Chasing the Dragon”