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Title: [NSS]Historic Day for Commercial Space Flight
Post by: Feed Bot on February 19, 2011, 06:02:43 PM
Historic Day for Commercial Space Flight

Today, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.
SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:43 AM EST from the Air Force Station at Cape Canaveral. 
The Dragon spacecraft orbited the Earth at speeds greater than 17,000 miles per hour, [...]

Source: Historic Day for Commercial Space Flight (http://blog.nss.org/?p=2287)