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Accolades Abound for SpaceX Launch; ISS Berthing Due on Friday

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 22-May-2012
Updated: 22-May-2012 10:35 PM

SpaceX's launch of the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) at 3:44 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) this morning won accolades from the White House, NASA, Congress and industry.   If all goes well, Dragon will berth at the ISS on Friday at 11:05 am.

Among those singing the praises of the successful launch are President Obama's Science Adviser John Holdren, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, many Members of Congress, and industry associations.  Following are links to the statements or tweets that we saw; apologies to anyone we missed.

Video of the launch and the post-launch press conference are at the following links:

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