After many delays, the first ever commercial rocket launch by SpaceX finally took off today. What could be better than pioneering private space travel? Following its successful launching, the Falcon9 capsule is currently nearby the International Space Station with a link-up via a robotic arm to the ISS scheduled for tomorrow. Just awhile back, Elon Musk who is the founder of SpaceX tweeted a message that was worthy of a news article all to itself. The tweet read, “The President just called to say congrats. Caller ID was blocked, so at first I thought it was a telemarketer : )”
Now that this maiden launching has succeeded, the company has apparently got orders for 40 more rocket launches which are reportedly worth about $4 billion. In addition to that, it looks like the company’s schedule for the Falcon9 is already full-up until 2017 with about 29 missions lined up until then; the last of which is set to take place over several years and will allegedly include up to ten launches in total with a reported cargo of several satellites with each payload. With the event being as historic as it is, we are happy to have witnessed the event and hope that the link-up that is to take place tomorrow with the ISS goes off without a hitch.