The First Private Cargo Ship To Space Has Successfully Launched

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral Sunday night in the first of 12 cargo deliveries under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA. 

The unmanned commercial cargo ship will carry 1,000 pounds of food, supplies and scientific equipment to the crew of the International Space Station.

It will dock with the ISS on Wednesday.

Watch the launch below: 

 

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