Think same stand as the 1st release, they just extended it all the way...
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Six days after arriving at the International Space Station on a demonstration flight, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft departed the complex today and returned to Earth. Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at 11:42 a.m. EDT (1542 GMT).
I was still a little groggy when I posted that, but I'll just say, it was far and away the coolest thing I've ever seen. So much more than a concert...it was a whole theatrical performance. The meaning has changed a bit, too, so there is more than just spectacle. Instead of being almost self-indulgently introspective about the difficulties of being a rock star, it's taken on a bigger meaning about society and togetherness in spite of institutional and commercial forces. It was just amazing, and really a dream come true to have seen.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket radiantly rose into a serene predawn sky over Florida on Tuesday, successfully launching a privately-owned capsule named Dragon into orbit on a seminal test flight to the International Space Station.
The grapple is scheduled for approximately 8:06 a.m. EDT (1206 GMT) Friday. The space station crew will guide the Dragon spacecraft on the robotic arm to a port on the Harmony module.
The station residents will open hatches leading to the Dragon on Saturday, beginning work to unload nearly 1,150 pounds of bonus supplies hauled into space inside the Dragon, including food, crew provisions, student-developed experiments, and computer equipment.
The crew will install experiment hardware, broken parts, and used spacewalking gear into the Dragon's pressurized cabin for return to Earth.
The capsule is due to depart the station and fly to a parachuted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on May 31.
Space X had their saturday launch from the Kennedy Space Center cancelled due to weather. It's been rescheduled for tomorrow. And IIRC, this may be the first commercial space launch to go to the International Space Station.
I went outside to see. Now I'm blind! Thanks DSJ!