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SpaceX releases video of ISS mission


July 18, 2012

SpaceX has released a video containing highlights of its successful mission to the Interna...

SpaceX has released a video containing highlights of its successful mission to the International Space Station

As one or two readers may recall, SpaceX made history this May, when its Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to reach the International Space Station. Although various snippets of video were released at the time, today the company released a “highlight reel” of the mission, which includes some pretty compelling footage.

The video features shots of the May 22nd launch, followed by the Dragon’s trip to the ISS, the deployment of its solar panels, its grappling, docking and entry at the station, and its splashdown in the Pacific on May 31st.

Of course, there are also lots of shots of SpaceX staffers clapping and cheering.

It can be seen below.

Source: SpaceX

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Sometimes you just have to feel proud that humanity can achieve such technology, when they're not wasting energy killing each other!

There's hope for us yet.

Things will move a lot faster now that these projects are commercial (as we all know government projects tend to last forever), so hopefully we'll see a lot more exciting developments in my lifetime.

18th July, 2012 @ 11:28 pm PDT

That is simply awesome...loved the video, and the soundtrack! I feel like I'm watching 2001: The Next Space Odyssey

Dave Brumley
19th July, 2012 @ 03:32 pm PDT

Watched it from my backyard.

Very quiet for a launch. Not much smoke.



19th July, 2012 @ 07:29 pm PDT
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