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Space Exploration Technologies Inc., a company at the center of President Barack Obama’s plan to reshape NASA, launched into Earth orbit a new rocket designed to take cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 took off on its first test flight at about 2:45 p.m. local time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying an unmanned demonstration version of its Dragon spacecraft. It reached orbit about nine minutes later, according to SpaceX. The company’s first rocket, the Falcon 1, took four attempts before it reached orbit in September 2008.

Good news.  Now maybe private concerns can pay to place high resolution cameras in orbit to record orbiting UFOs, free of government censorship (assuming the USG doesn't ensure that any such missions fail, which would not be surprising). To read the rest of the article, click here.

Category: Science