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30 September 2008

SpaceX's Falcon 1 finally makes orbit

On the fourth attempt, Elon Musk and SpaceX finally get it right.

"Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announces that Flight 4 of the Falcon 1 launch 
vehicle has successfully launched and achieved Earth orbit. With this key milestone, Falcon 1 
becomes the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to orbit the Earth. Source: Space 
Exploration Technologies Corp."