Just weeks after SpaceX became the first private company to visit the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne.
He joined SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk in thanking more than 1,000 employees who helped design, launch and recover the company's Dragon capsule in May following its trip to the space station.
"The International Space Station is the key to our human spaceflight efforts right now and SpaceX's successful resupply demonstration mission helped ensure it can achieve its full potential," Bolden said. "We look forward to Dragon becoming a regular visitor to the station."
Bolden also came to see a prototype of a spacecraft that the company is designing to carry astronauts to the space station.