Yanks prepare to open the era of private-sector space flight

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  1. qwerty123

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    The rapidly expanding SpaceX company employs 2000 people, including nearly 900 scientists and engineers. It secured initial funding from Silicon Valley.


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    SpaceX's Dragon ship set for station visit

    Jonathan Amos
    16th April 2012
    BBC News

    The first cargo resupply mission to the space station to be carried out by a commercial operator is likely to be on 30 April, the US space agency says.

    The flight of the unmanned Dragon freighter is supposed to be just a demonstration, but its success would mark a new era in spaceflight.

    Nasa is keen to hand off routine space transportation to the private sector - for both cargo and crew.

    The upcoming mission will be performed by the SpaceX company of California.

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  2. The Mafia

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    looks cool, I will be watching this
     
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    NET launch date is May 7th now.
     
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    SpaceX Launch today. Live action starts online at UTC 0815 that is 1615 WST and 1815 AEST.

    http://www.spacex.com/updates.php

    Maybe a Mod could chuck this on the news page perhaps. I'm sure a few of the OCAU community would be interested :thumbup:
     
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    3 hours 50 mins til launch. :Pirate::Pirate::D:leet:
     
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    What do the other 55% do? :S
     
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    webcast is now live.
     
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    The blonde is fairly decent looking, lol
     
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    That guy's moustache is a bit scary.
     
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    rofl owned
     
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    Something's gone wrong..
     
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    HAHHAHAHA stupid yanks.
     
  17. Creekin

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    least it didnt go bang or fall over
    they dont sound too stressed but thats it for today :(
     
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    Damn, No explosion .. What a waste of time ;D
     
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    Looks like the rocket I attempted to build as a small child with sparker bombs for engines. Just fiz and go nowhere..
     
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    No more laughing at North Korea:(
     

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