SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Visits 9to5 Seating
Being neighbors with the most innovative companies in aerospace and vehicle design; you get the opportunity to see some cool things. 9to5 Seating manufactures commercial office chairs designed for the most intense office environments. SpaceX and Tesla Motors design and manufacture space rockets and next generation electric vehicles. SpaceX is a proud supporter of 9to5 Seating and it's great to know we help support their mission. Recently while the Falcon 9 rocket was preparing for transport to Florida, a fellow SpaceX employee captured the Falcon 9 passing by the 9to5 Seating factory in Hawthorne, CA (see below).
If your not familiar with the Falcon 9 rocket here is a brief overview taken from SpaceX.com
"The Falcon launch vehicle family provides breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch. In providing our launch and placement services, we recognize that nothing is more important than getting our customer's satellite or other spacecraft safely to its intended destination.
Like Falcon 1, Falcon 9 is a two stage, liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) powered launch vehicle. It uses the same engines, structural architecture (with a wider diameter), avionics and launch system. The Falcon 9 rocket delivered back-to-back successes with its first three debut launches. All three flights achieved 100% of mission objectives and the third flight made history, making SpaceX the first commercial company in history to visit the International Space Station." Source: http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php
Want to see the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in action? Watch this video from YouTube.