SpaceX Dragon docks with space station

The privately developed and funded SpaceX Dragon docked with the international space station.

Multiple news sources covered this. Check here and here.

One of the 9 rockets misfired and didn’t provide full thrust.  I watched the movie Apollo 13 a few nights ago and was reminded that one of the five engines on the Saturn V booster failed on that flight.  You can lose an engine and still make it to orbit.

This is the first of a dozen contracted lifts for resupply trips to ISS.

Unlike other resupply ships, this one will bring a load of cargo back to earth.

The frontier is now open.

Very cool.

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