Space, the final (commercial) frontier...
SpaceX "Dragon" capsule (artist's conception)
SpaceX, a private company which is based in Hawthorne, CA is preparing to launch its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on April 30th.
The unmanned capsule will be the first of a new fleet of commercial spacecraft being developed to deliver cargo to the station after the space shuttles were retired last year.
The capsule will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
If all goes as planned, it will fly to the ISS and then dock there on May 3, after doing some tests.
Far out, man...