Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dragon Resupply Mission #1

This news is once again quite late in coming. After a successful COTS demonstration in May of 2012, Space-X returned to the space station in October for its first official station resupply mission. This is great news as Dragon has made two incident-free flights to ISS within the last year, given the fact that there have been a total of four Falcon 9 flights all-together. I'm not saying Space-X should be having problems, but they have been remarkably problem free since their inception. They obviously have a great technical staff.

One thing though, every time I see the recovered Dragon capsule, I can't help but imagine that it's a big toasted marshmallow. If Space-X ever feels like pulling off an April fools day prank, they could run a photo of a recovered Dragon capsule atop a simulated chocolate bar and graham cracker platform and sell it as "the World's Largest Smore".

The next Dragon flight to ISS is scheduled for March of 2013. Fantastic Job Space-X, and keep up the good work!

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