Congratulations To NASA And SpaceX For A Successful Dock At The ISS
Today is an exciting day for our folks at NASA, the team of SpaceX and the ISS for a wonderful dock of The Dragon’s precious cargo-much needed supplies. Here it goes:
The privately bankrolled Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the International Space Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm.
SpaceX is the first private company to accomplish such a feat: a commercial cargo delivery into the cosmos.
“There’s so much that could have gone wrong and it went right,” said an elated Elon Musk, the billionaire maestro of SpaceX.
“This really is, I think, going to be recognized as a significantly historical step forward in space travel — and hopefully the first of many to come.”
We are successful and great at what we do. We built space shuttles that we used over and over again. We sent rovers to Mars; our outdated Hubble has captured hundreds of amazing images from our galaxy and beyond, and unfortunately due to our economy our space program has suffered with job losses, budget shortfalls and now we even depend on the Russians to go back to the ISS-which means we have to adjust to their schedule every single launch. A minor inconvenience but on our end we wish we could do more.
I certainly hope that when Mitt Romney wins in November, the United States bounces back so we continue with our space research, and an exciting return to the Moon.