Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Great Week in Space

Today, SpaceX successfully launched the first flight of the significantly more capable v1.1 version of its Falcon 9 launcher.

Also, Orbital's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft successfully berthed with the International Space Station, bring supplies, including chocolate. The United States now has two different privately designed and built spacecraft that can do this.

And earlier this weekflight engineer Karen Nyberg sewed a toy stuffed dinosaur out of cloth scraps for her three year old son and it is adorable. It was made from materials salvaged on board the ISS, and is believed to be the first stuffed animal made in space.

A more powerful launcher, new private supply spacecraft, chocolate, and a stuffed dinosaur. In spaaaaace! Yay us!

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