SpaceX has successful flight

Yesterday saw the world’s first-ever orbital entry and landing of a private spacecraft.

Hailed as a both a great day for commercial spaceflight as well as for NASA, SpaceX made history on Wednesday with a 100% successful test flight of its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.

The Dragon will likely service the International Space Station, too, since after the next two Shuttle launches, the U.S. will have to depend on the Russians for ISS access.