SpaceX Gets Permission to Dock at International Space Station

It looks like SpaceX’s rockets will pick up where the space shuttle left off. The company says its Dragon capsule is scheduled to be launched into orbit on November 30. If all goes according to plan, Dragon will dock with the International Space Station nine days later.

While this is a big step for SpaceX, it should not come as much of a surprise – the company has been working closely with NASA for some time and has spent a good deal preparing a suitably large launch pad for its new Falcon Heavy rocket.

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August 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm, Frank Gehrling said:

With the launch failure of the Pioneer resupply mission, the November Dragon mission may actually be asked to bring up some real cargo. It would be interesting if they are asked to do that!

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