Just minutes ago, via the NASA TV stream, we learned that the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully been attached to the International Space Station - the very first private spacecraft to do so.
"Today marks another critical step in the future of American spaceflight," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "Now that a US company has proven its ability to resupply the space station, it opens a new frontier for commercial opportunities in space - and new job creation opportunities right here in the US. By handing off space station transportation to the private sector, NASA is freed up to carry out the really hard work of sending astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before. The Obama Administration has set us on an ambitious path forward and the NASA and SpaceX teams are proving they are up to the task."