Space stuff

The initial launch for SpaceX is now set for tomorrow morning:

Mission plans call for an extensive set of tests in space requiring the Dragon spacecraft to show that it can move precisely in orbit and approach the space station carefully. Only after these tests are successful will the spacecraft be allowed to approach the orbiting laboratory close enough to be grappled and berthed by the station’s robotic arm.

And since I’m talking about space, here’s s picture of the Andromeda Galaxy (Credit: GALEX, JPL-Caltech, NASA):

Update: The SpaceX launch was aborted this morning, they might try again as early as Tuesday.

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