SpaceX Ready for Lift Off [PHOTOS]
SpaceX, the private spaceflight company is just about ready to send a robotic capsule to the International Space Station this week.
Liftoff is scheduled for 3:55 a.m. CDT this Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Dragon capsule will be launched atop their Falcon 9 rocket for the first flight of a commercial spacecraft.
As the capsule approaches, two astronauts aboard the station — Don Pettit of NASA and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency — will grab onto Dragon using the outpost’s robotic arm and manually attach it to the complex.