A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
Sep 2, 2011
Dragon Capsule Preparations In a SpaceX clean room in Hawthorne, Calif., technicians prepare the Dragon spacecraft for thermal vacuum chamber testing. The open bays will hold the parachutes. NASA just gave SpaceX a Nov. 30 launch date for Falcon 9 Flight 3, which will send a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.SpaceX
A little less than six months after the final space shuttle launch, a private space company will launch a rocket carrying a cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station. SpaceX said this week that it plans a Nov. 30 launch date for its first rendezvous with the ISS — an encounter that will mark a major milestone in private space exploration.