First up, let's clear this out of the way: No, SpaceX is not the lame title of a Science Fiction b-movie (though now I'm sort of wishing it was). Instead, it's a private corporation focused on space transportation, and they currently in the midst of providing the International Space Station with cargo in the first (official, anyway) commercial resupply mission ever. So basically, it's a star ship enterprise (but not the Star Ship Enterprise, mind you). Well anyway, their rocket has just managed to reach the ISS. ZME Science The ship recently had engine trouble that some believed could have jeopardized the mission; thankfully, it looks like those fears have been put to rest. Various people have been eyeing commercial opportunities in space, but the process of actually getting there has been pretty slow so far. It's a serious investment, and with a lot of risk that can easily worry investors. With the success of this mission, we may see more and more companies begin to take the first steps towards this new, final frontier. Plus, considering how SpaceX is interested in the creation of a "permanent human presence" on the surface of Mars, we might just be one step closer to that, too. Oh, and before I forget, some of the astronauts on the mission provided commentary on the event. Hey, come on! Making the lame puns is my job. Jeez, you're really dragon me down here.