BY | March 1, 2013

SpaceX Dragon Capsule’s launch was one of the highly anticipated occasions. It was a giant leap forward in terms of space accomplishment by a private player. The cargo capsule is the second such private effort to participate with NASA and other government agencies in carrying supplies to international space station (ISS).

Though initially there were some issues with this privately owned space capsule, the journey was continued successfully as the issue was sorted out. The rocket named as Falcon’s rocket was blasted today at 10:10 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral. The space station is carrying along with it, essential supplies to the space station astronauts. With NASA not having its own space shuttle, this capsule is going to be carrying the task.

The Space Dragon Capsule after docking with the international space station will offload the essential supplies for the astronauts and the ISS and will load the dumps to be taken to earth. In the meantime Spacex owner and CEO Elon Musk has informed the world through a tweet from his personal account on Twitter that the Spacex was facing some issues with the three of the four thrusters on the spacecraft.

But the billionaire CEO said that he expected the space craft issue to be fixed by overriding its system. To be true, the first flight of SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station was also not problem-free, but the issue was sorted and the spaceX was able to continue its journey and dock with the ISS. John Insprucker of SpaceX said following the lift off that “It appears that, although it achieved Earth orbit, Dragon is experiencing some type of problem right now”. It is SpaceX’s second contracted supply flight to the Space Station. It has already signed many more contracts with NASA to supply its astronauts in the ISS. The contract is worth more than one and half billion dollars.

RELATED

Killer asteroids pose threat for earth   Till now it was understood that asteroids were harmless things having no impact on Earth during their fall. But this perception has been challenged by researchers.     Former astronaut Ed Lu, who now heads...

Sony Xperia M2 Dual @ Rs 21900 has one disappointment, 4GB storage   There is no denying the fact that Sony has launched all sorts of handsets in the Indian market in almost all combinations. From low end handsets to mid-range and high-end and very costly handsets it...

Micromax Canvas Doodle 3 phablet shatters hopes despite low price There is no gainsaying the fact that the latest phablet to hit the market may look quite good to many people due to its size and price. But for people who were looking forward to going for a better handset than...

Graphene 'wonder material: graphite powder, water mixed in blender     A kitchen blender has been used to make a “wonderful material” graphene, according to scientists. Graphene is getting all the attention for its capabilities to transform electronics as...

Graphite

Go for 'Global Selfie' for Earth Day: NASA   Earth Day is being celebrated across the world. Like earlier, different ways are to be used by several agencies to send the message of protection of degrading environment. US space agency NASA too has a big plan for this...

HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 price war breaks out   It was merely yesterday that HTC One M8 was introduced in the Indian market. And within a day the impact of its launch was visible in India.   The lower than expected price tag for the latest flagship...