Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,

SpaceX Reaches Orbit

Because I was sick, I never got a chance to post about this. It's kinda old news but I'd feel remiss if I didn't mention it, having covered all their other attempts.

SpaceX finally succeeded on reaching orbit! Their Falcon I vehicle had a perfect launch and ride to space. They were able to complete a circularization burn while in space thereby putting them into the stable orbit they targetted.

This is the first time a private company and vehicle has put reached orbit.

Here's two video replay options:

  1. Full Coverage -- continuous coverage from T-18m through SECO, plus some words from a giddy and tongue-tied Elon Musk. Approx. 43 min.

  2. Music Video Highlights -- highlights from the pad prep, launch, flight, and orbital insertion edited (very nicely) to some Crystal Method. Approx 4 min.


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