Wordless Wednesday: Up Close with SpaceX Dragon Capsule

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Flew in Space, Dec. 8, 2010

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Flew in Space, Dec. 8, 2010

After three decades, we said goodbye to the space shuttle program last month but it’s important to remember it’s not the end of NASA or space exploration. Following Atlantis’ launch on July 8, I headed over to the Air Force Space and Missile History Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to get a look at the SpaceX Dragon Capsule that was briefly on display.

SpaceX is a space transport company that was selected by NASA to resupply the International Space Station now that the space shuttle program has retired. The Dragon capsule was flown in space on Dec. 8, 2010. I was an arm’s length away from something that was in space! Yeah, pretty cool for this geeky gal!

Just my luck. During my visit I saw former NASA astronaut Dr. Garrett Reisman who is now a senior engineer with SpaceX and was speaking with a group of VIPs about SpaceX’s future.

Reisman seemed excited about the next chapter of space exploration by commercial entities and said it was important to him that the end of the space shuttle didn’t mean the end of Americans in space.

Enjoy these snapshots of SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule and read more about SpaceX here.

 

Former NASA Astronaut Now SpaceX Engineer Garrett Reisman with Dragon Capsule, July 8, 2011

Former NASA Astronaut Now SpaceX Engineer Garrett Reisman with Dragon Capsule, July 8, 2011

 

Up Close to SpaceX's Dragon Capsule. Yeah, Super Cool!

Up Close to SpaceX's Dragon Capsule. Yeah, Super Cool!

 

Hatch of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule, July 8, 2011

Hatch of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule, July 8, 2011

Me in an Astronaut Sandwich Between Garrett Reisman and Leland Melvin, NASA Tweetup, Kennedy Space Center, April 29, 2011

Me in an Astronaut Sandwich Between Garrett Reisman and Leland Melvin, NASA Tweetup, Kennedy Space Center, April 29, 2011

 

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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