posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 03:07 PM
A local news outlet is reporting today that Space X's Dragon capsule, which is being designed for trips to the ISS, has arrived for it's acclimation
exercises and build-up processes for it's first launch. This is great news for workers and the community on the Space Coast, in general, as along
with the retraining money heading thier way to help the workers being laid off due to the cancellation of the shuttle it is a welcome sign.
Quote from article: "Spacex has big plans for Florida," Spacex spokesman Scott Henderson said.
Spacex wants to launch the first Dragon this year on its Falcon 9 rocket, which made its first test launch in June.
Founded by Internet billionaire Elon Musk, the company wants to find ways to make spaceflight cheaper -- someday employing perhaps 1,000 people at the
Cape." --end quote
This is definatley a step in the right direction to open up space to commercial interests as well as the public (though, none of us will be able to
afford it anytime soon
). The community and businesses that have grown-up around the space program over the decades might finally see a little light
at the end of the tunnel.
WESH 2 NBC ORLANDO Source
Space X Dragon info