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SpaceX Releases Details Of Upcoming COTS Demonstration Mission

December 16, 2011

Dragon To Make Near Approach, Possibly Rendezvous With ISS December 8 2011, marked the one year anniversary of Dragon's first Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. The flight made history as SpaceX became the only commercial company to successfully return a spacecraft from orbit. This feat had previously been accomplished only by five nations and the European Space Agency. The company is now preparing the Dragon spacecraft for yet another historic flight - becoming the first commercial vehicle in history to visit the ISS.

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