On June 4th, Space X, an independent space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, lunched their first rocker, the Falcon 9. Their first attempt was a success and the rocket made it into orbit.
There are a few impressive aspects of this feat:
1. It was done by an independent company.
2. it cost a total of 200 million dollars where as NASA's latest cost 70 billion
3. Made orbit on it's first attempt.
Those with Space X are hopeful to launch another rocket, manned by people within three years.
This is an amazing advancement in space travel and space exploration.
Way to go Space X!!