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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Science |

Peel SpaceX private rocket will be broadcast live at dawn

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The morning of May 19 will be historic: the first private rocket will be sent to the International Space Station. The rocket company SpaceX will be fired at 8:55 a.m. (GMT) – click to see the time in your country - and the event will be broadcast via NASA TV and the SpaceX website . The program will begin at 3:30 AM and will be seen in the video is embedded below in this post.

In preparation, will play some videos about SpaceX and Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule during the day. Event of a problem with the launch date for the next operation will be 22 May.

This is the first time in the history of spaceflight that a private company sends a spacecraft to the International Space Station. Send the rocket launch Falcon 9 with Dragon capsule this facility orbiting Earth in a manned flight carried supplies. SpaceX has worked closely with NASA to accomplish this event, coordinating efforts to achieve a successful mission.

The idea is that SpaceX to operate below to send supplies, materials and at a later stage, astronauts to the ISS.

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Link: SpaceX launch historic ISS streams live from NASA (Slashgear)

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