Private Company Launches Space Rocket

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM EDT

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Private Company Launches Space Rocket

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM EDT

According to Florida Today, private company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on Tuesday morning as part of a demonstration mission for NASA.

The Dragon capsule could dock at the International Space Station later this week. The capsule is carrying supplies for the space station's crew, according to the Florida Today report.

Read the Florida Today story HERE.