SpaceX to Show Off Dragon Capsule at Tesla Event in D.C.

Dragon being recovered in the Pacific. (Credit: SpaceX)

SPACEX PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Thursday, February 10th 2011, SpaceX is teaming up with electric car maker Tesla Motors to showcase their contributions to American innovation.

Media are invited to an exclusive SpaceX-Tesla Open House at the new Tesla Showroom in Washington, DC.

On display will be the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully return from orbit on December 8th, 2010.  Ken Bowersox, SpaceX Vice President of Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance and former NASA Shuttle and ISS Expedition Commander, will be available for interviews by request.

Tesla is celebrating the grand opening of its first showroom in Washington, D.C. and will be offering a behind-the-scenes look at the new Model S and Tesla’s other vehicle projects.  The Tesla Roadster, the electric supercar that sprints from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, will be available for test rides, and Tesla executives will be on hand for interviews by request.

SpaceX and Tesla are shining examples of the power of American innovation.

What:
SpaceX and Tesla Motors Open House for Media

On display:

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft & Tesla’s new car the Model S sedan and other electric vehicle projects
Test drives of the Tesla Roadster and interviews with SpaceX and Tesla executives will be available by request.

When:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
1 PM – 4 PM EST

Where:
Tesla Motors, New DC Showroom
1050 K Street N.W. Suite 101, Washington D.C. 20001

Contact:
Kirstin Brost, SpaceX, kirstin@spacex.com, SpaceX, 202-649-2716
Camille Ricketts, Tesla Motors, cricketts@teslamotors.com, 650-387-3104