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On October 7 will be the first official commercial flight to the ISS

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On October 7 will be the first official commercial flight to the ISS

NASA scheduled for next October 7 Dragon cargo ship, which will be held the first commercial flight to the ISS official
According to the statement, the ship will take off from the Cape Canaveral space center.
The company SpaceX, Dragon owns, signed with the U.S. space agency NASA in December 2008 a contract for 12 cargo transportation missions to the ISS.
late May, amarizó Dragon in the Pacific Ocean after a test mission to the ISS a week duration. It was the first flight in the history of a private spacecraft to the space station, activity to date was the prerogative of vehicles space agencies of Russia, the U.S., the EU and Japan.
Dragon made ​​its first test flight in December 2010. Launched with the help of the Falcon 9 rocket, the spacecraft took two laps to Earth and amarizó in the Pacific.

On October 7 will be the first official commercial flight to the ISS

After completion of the Shuttle space shuttle program, the only vehicle to transport astronauts to the ISS were Russian spacecraft Soyuz.
Nasa, who retired in 2011 all ferries Shuttle program, plans to use the Dragon capsule to carry loads and astronauts to the ISS. The ship has two modules and can accommodate seven people.

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