Space Exploration Technologies has extended the company’s greetings to all of their friends and followers. SpaceX made history in 2012 by becoming the first private company to launch a spacecraft, SpaceX’s “Dragon,” to the International Space Station—the feat occurred in May of this year on a demonstration flight. That Dragon rendezvoused with the orbiting laboratory and was berthed with it. SpaceX launched the first of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services missions to the ISS just this past October.
The year 2012 was one of great accomplishments for the Hawthorne, Calif.-based firm. With two missions to the ISS tucked safely under its belt, and tests of advanced launch vehicle designs, SpaceX has become the company to watch in terms of aerospace development.