Hawthorne, CA (AP) - The California rocket company that
launched a spacecraft into orbit and successfully returned it to
Earth this week has revealed its secret payload -- a wheel of
Space Exploration Technologies on Thursday released photographs
of the wheel in a container that was bolted to the floor of its
Dragon capsule for Wednesday's test flight from Florida.
SpaceX says the flight of the round of Le Brouere was a tribute
to the Monty Python comedy team, which had a famous cheese shop
The capsule parachuted to a Pacific Ocean splashdown and the
cheese is now on a barge headed to California.
The Hawthorne-based company is the brainchild of PayPal
co-founder Elon Musk. He's developing rockets and the Dragon
spacecraft for NASA supply missions to the international space
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