Space X Rocket Launched Into Orbit

The “Falcon 9” rocket by Space X is ignited.  (photo courtesy of Space X)

The Space X rocket is on its way to the International Space Station on the first commercial run into space.

The rocket, known as Falcon 9, is an unmanned spacecraft that is carrying cargo to the International Space Station. The rocket was launched Tuesday morning and Brian Murphy with the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University says this is a historic moment for space travel. “The thing that makes this amazing is that it’s now a private company that’s doing this. It’s no longer a government doing this. In fact, NASA leased this out to Space X. The great thing about this is this is the future of our space program at least for low-earth orbit.”  Read More


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