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Privately Made Rocket Hits Space

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Posted September 29, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Over the weekend, for the first time ever, a privately funded rocket hit space. SpaceX's Falcon 1 lifted off from Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific, shed it's booster rocket and cleared earth's atmosphere and made it into orbit.

SpaceX is planning a second two-stage, rocket , Falcon 9. Falcon 9 is designed to boost 9,900 kg to low earth orbit, and 4,900 kg to geostationary transfer orbit. they're also planning a model with a pressurized cabin, to presumably allow for riders. Sweeet!

Here's some amazing video.

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