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Friday, July 15, 2011
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft
On Sunday July 10, after we were told Liberty Star would not be going through the Canaveral Lock until later that night or the next day (incorrect info), we went over to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Museum which is right next to the SpaceX offices. They had the first flown Dragon spacecraft there. This view shows the scorch marks as well as one of the drogue chute cannisters with a strip of the heatshield that is torn away by the drogue chute lines. Of course, while we were here enjoying our look at the Dragon, Liberty Star and the right SRB were going through the Locks, unbeknownst to us at the time....