A spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is on its way to the International Space Station carrying close to one thousand pounds of supplies. The SpaceX Dragon makes history because it was launched by a private corporation Space Exploration Technologies Corporation as a commercial venture and not a part of the governments NASA program. Many are calling this the re-invention of the space program, and with initiatives like Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic offering customers a suborbital space flight we are beginning to enter a new dawn in space travel and entrepreneurship. Putting aside the incredible resources and decades of research and development, red tape and more that needs to happen for commercial space travel, its equally incredible to think about what it takes to build and engineer a commercial space craft. You cant exactly buy the parts at Home Depot.