Musk Looks to Send Dragon to ISS Next Year; Florida Officials Optimistic of Job Growth

Falcon 9’s second stage fires away. (Credit: SpaceX)

A couple of updates in the wake of SpaceX’s Dragon flight:

Company President Elon Musk is looking to fly the Dragon freighter directly to the International Space Station on the next test flight. The current schedule has Dragon rendezvousing with the orbital facility on its second flight, with a docking and cargo delivery occurring on the third mission.The two flights would be combined into one under SpaceX’s plan. Spaceflight Now reports:

> I’m optimistic that the next flight will be to the space station,” Musk said, adding there are several things engineers must add to the Dragon to make that possible. > > (…) Read the rest of Musk Looks to Send Dragon to ISS Next Year; Florida Officials Optimistic of Job Growth (249 words) > > * * * > > (C) Douglas for Parabolic Arc, 2010. | Permalink | 2 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post > > Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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