Stepping into space

The most recent update in man’s quest of reaching out for space is the landing of ‘Dragon’ in the Pacific Ocean from where it is to be recovered shortly. Now most of us have absolutely no knowledge about ‘Dragon’. Dragon is a reusable spacecraft manufactured by a private space transportation company known as SpaceX based in Hawthorne, California. This spacecraft has made history by becoming the world’s first vehicle to have successfully attached to the international space station and this will in the long-term open up new avenues for SpaceX as well as encourage other companies and manufacturers to come up to compete in building such spacecraft’s. There are a lot of companies who are trying to build spacecraft which will facilitate man in transporting cargo into space.These vehicles based on their purpose are being called space taxis.


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