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SpaceX Launches Dragon Spacecraft To Orbit

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5:16:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

   Hawthorne, California  --  Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced that it has successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

The Falcon 9 rocket carried the spacecraft, which is heading toward the International Space Station.

The purpose of the launch is to conduct a series of tests confirm that the spacecraft is capable of docking with the Space Station.

The Dragon spacecraft has the ability to carry humans and cargo.

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