Christmas at SpaceX

After a year of groundbreaking successes, SpaceX may be forgiven for viewing the first commercial spacecraft to deliver goods to the International Space Station as the greatest gift one could give – even if they did make it themselves. The company tweeted a “Feliz Navi-Dragon” to all of its followers – a groan-inducing play on words that is considerably less forgivable.

“Feliz Nav-Dragon, from all of us at SpaceX!” tweeted the company on December 23.

Below, a summary of the first Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS-1) milestones:

 

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Merryl Azriel

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Having wandered into professional writing and editing after a decade in engineering, science, and management, Merryl now enjoys reintegrating the dichotomy by bringing space technology and policy within reach of an interested public. After three years as Space Safety Magazine’s Managing Editor, Merryl semi-retired to Visiting Contributor and manager of the campaign to bring the International Space Station collaboration to the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize committee. She keeps her pencil sharp as Proposal Manager for U.S. government contractor CSRA.

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