First privately-developed rocket has made it into space

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The first privately-funded and privately-developed rocket, Falcon 1, has successfully made it into space. Falcon 1 was developed by SpaceX, a space-transportation startup company founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk. Eight minutes after launch, Falcon 1 reached a speed of 5200 meters per second and passed above the International Space Station. Pretty cool.

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One comment to “First privately-developed rocket has made it into space”

  1. Comment by Jose:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_exploration#First_orbital_flights

    Congrats, the capitalists are 51 years behind the communists.

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