FEATURE ARTICLE

Top Secret payload, bolted to the floor of the Dragon spacecraft. Photo Credit: Chris Thompson
Top Secret payload, bolted to the floor of the Dragon spacecraft. Photo Credit: Chris Thompson

SpaceX Reveal’s Dragon’s “Secret” Payload
 
Powell Gammill 
Website: Gammill For Congress
Blog: Fascist Nation
Date: 12-09-2010
Subject: Space Travel and Exploration

 
Hawthorne, CA " Before the successful launch, voyage, and recovery of SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft, the first time in history a commercial company has recovered a spacecraft from orbit, reporters were buzzing with news of a “secret” payload, stowed on board.
 
It was a payload so secret, SpaceXers made it Top Secret (think Val Kilmer 1984, not official US Government).

So what was inside the mystery package? 
Top Secret payload revealed.  Photo Credit: Chris Thompson, SpaceX
 
A wheel of cheese.  Their tribute to Monty Python.