Congratulations Space X!

A little bit of history was made Sunday evening at 23:16 GMT when Space X’s two-stage Falcon 1 rocket successfully made it into Earth orbit.

After three failed attempts, Space X has become the first privately owned company to send a rocket into orbit. A warm congratulations go out to everyone involved. I can’t imagine how excited they all must feel, but the cheers in the background of the video above give you some idea.

Awesome and utterly awe-inspiring! Keep an eye out around the 3:00 marker (after stage 1 separation) when the edge of Earth appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. I’m almost at a loss for words. This is just amazing.

Seriously… congratulations to everyone at Space X! You’re all heroes in my book.

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