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Old October 7 2012, 10:48 AM   #209
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

First cargo flight is tomorrow. Let's get ready for the real business. And let's hope it goes as smooth as the last one, and smoother.

NASA/SpaceX conference for CRS-1

In here, Gwynne Shotwell denies my earlier speculations that SpaceX might be doing science or exploration flights on its own. I hope advances in their efficiency and hardware proves her wrong.

CRS-1 press kit (PDF)

With real cargo on board the cargo manifest seems long. Although it's pretty light – 400 kg only. The heavy stuff will be the next time. And Europe has two small payloads up and two small payloads in this one.
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