May
18
2012

The Flight of Dragon: SpaceX!

Wheeeeeee!: I'm a computer generated mockup, but I feel like I'm flyiinggggggg!
Wheeeeeee!: I'm a computer generated mockup, but I feel like I'm flyiinggggggg!Courtesy FlyingSinger
The Flight of Dragons? Anyone? Anyone? 1982 Rankin/Bass? I don't know. I thought it was pretty dope when I was 5, but I felt that way about a lot of stuff.

Whoops! Got sidetracked there! What I meant to say is that the private spaceflight company, SpaceX, will be launching their Dragon capsule tomorrow, to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Assuming all goes well. (And let's be a glass-half-full crowd and just assume that, eh?)

The unmanned Dragon capsule will be hurled into the heavens on SpaceX's 2 stage Falcon 9 rocket. When it gets to the Space Station, it will do a practice docking run. (This whole thing is kind of a trial run, although Dragon will have some cargo for the astronauts aboard. Just for fun, I guess.)

You'll know if everything went off without a hitch, because your life will be changed forever, or something.

The Flight of Dragons!

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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JGordon says:

Oh, crumbs. There was a little extra pressure in one of the Falcon 9's engines, so the Dragon launch was canceled this weekend.

I'm glad I didn't lay any money on that launch, because I hate loosing money.

Anyway, they're gearing up for another launch attempt later in the week. Keep your eyes to the skies, Buzzketeers.

posted on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 1:55pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

And it's off!

posted on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 9:40am

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