July 12, 2017 – 08:51 am

Making History

SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.

June 2014

Falcon 9 Reusable Test Vehicle Flies 1000M

Vehicle completes highest leap to date, lands safely.

April 2014

First Stage Landing

Falcon 9 first stage successfully lands in Atlantic Ocean.

December 2013

First Flight of Falcon 9 to GTO

Falcon 9 reaches Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit

March 2013

Grasshopper Completes Highest Leap to Date

Grasshopper achieves 325m leap-higher than the Chrysler building.

September 2012

Grasshopper's First Hop

First in a series of successful tests of SpaceX's reusability technology.

May 2012

Dragon Visits Station

Dragon becomes the first private spacecraft in history to visit the space station.

December 2010

Dragon Returns from Earth Orbit

June 2010

Falcon 9 First Flight

Met 100% of mission objectives on the first flight!

July 2009

Falcon 1 Flight 5 Makes History

Falcon 1 Flight 5 makes history, becoming the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to deliver a commercial satellite to Earth orbit

December 2008


Source: www.spacex.com

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