Dragon is in Orbit!

The Dragon spacecraft is safely in orbit and has deployed its solar panels. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took place on time at 3:44 a.m. EDT.  The flight to orbit appeared to go nominally throughout. This begins a 3-day voyage to try to berth with the International Space Station.

Congratulations to SpaceX! And good luck with the rest of the mission to the International Space Station.


  • dr

    This makes it Falcon 9; 3 out of 3.

  • Greg Holden

    Woohoo!! Love it 🙂

  • Bojan Pecnik

    Beyond cool! Congratulations SpaceX! Do continue to make history for humans in space!

  • warshawski

    Well done to SpaceX, humans may be sooner than NASA says. Elon stated Super Draco thrusters were being integrated into Dragon later this year. We should see LAS testing next year with test flights soon after depending on NASA funding or SpaceX cashflow.
    I can not wait SpaceX may get people into orbit before Virgin gets sub orbital.