29 September 2008

A better reason why this week is historic

This is a story buried under the headlines about the economy: on the fourth attempt - SpaceX's Falcon is now the first privately-built space vehicle to reach Earth orbit from a ground launch.

The employees go wild around 2:49 because that's the point at which things failed on the third attempt. SpaceX was founded by eBay founder Elon Musk.




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