SpaceX To Launch ISS-Bound Supply Ship In November

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    With the demise of the space shuttle program fresh in my mind, I’m forced to find my space-related solace wherever I can. Luckily, with companies like SpaceX still devoted to removing the obstacles to commercial space flight, I can’t be too bummed — and as Reuters has reported, SpaceX is preparing their next step. After their literal show of force a few months back, SpaceX is aiming their sights just a little higher.

    Late this November, SpaceX is set to launch their second test pod to the International Space Station and bring her back home again. Should it succeed, Elon Musk and company will have come one step closer to their goal of becoming one of two commercial entities who can deliver cargo to the ISS. SpaceX is also looking to transport people between the station and home, and is currently looking at their Dragon multipurpose craft to do much of the people moving.

    SpaceX To Launch ISS-Bound Supply Ship In November | TechCrunch
     
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    I wish them the best luck in the world! It's nice to see someone with vision and a willingness to push the envelope.
     
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    From the link you posted. I'm pretty sure NASA would have said the same thing.

     
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    Well at least them fly by and toss out some cookies or something..

    Imagine the photo op.. A little "fresh-air" EVA exercise for the Russian crew, and cookies for everyone.
     
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    The Russians nixing this article was from April. As recently as 3-4 days ago, the flyby and docking in November/December was a go.

    SpaceX Sets Next Launch for Nov. 30 : Discovery News

     

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