Dragon’s Fire

South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk, 40, ended up in the United States because, he says, it's where great things happen. Musk is gambling that his company, SpaceX, can change the world with its Falcon rockets and Dragon capsules by carrying cargo, and eventually people, to orbit. (Space X)

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket  is now two-for-two: It launched the company's Dragon space capsule into orbit this morning.

Here's video of the launch:

Blue Origin re-launches the New Shepard rocket that made the company's first successful return from space in 2015. (Vido: Blue Origin)

And here's video from inside Dragon, the world's first privately developed recoverable space capsule:

The video may not be dramatic, but this is a historic scene. SpaceX's Dragon capsule is the first privately developed space vehicle to be launched into orbit (where these scenes were shot on December 8), then recovered from the ocean. The Dragon will start flying supply missions to the International Space Station next year, and eventually will be outfitted for human passengers. Video: SpaceX

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