President Barack Obama walking away from the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle with Elon Musk, of SpaceX, right, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. is show in this April 15, 2010 file photo. Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket will attempt to carry a mock-up of its Dragon capsule into orbit Friday. Collapse
(Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
The Falcon 9 rocket achieved Earth orbit nine minutes into the flight and is a success.
ABC News reported:
Millionaire's Test Rocket Reaches Orbit on 1st Try
A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage Friday and successfully reached orbit in a dry run for NASA's push to go commercial.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket achieved Earth orbit...