Dragon spacecraft safely completes historic mission
Last week, SpaceX made history when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle in history to successfully attach to the International Space Station. Previously only four governments, the United States, Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency, had achieved this challenging technical feat. Dragon departed the space station this morning.
This is SpaceX’s second demonstration flight under a 2006 Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) agreement with NASA to develop the capability to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station.