KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- As the space shuttle program comes to an end, a private company called SpaceX says it is ready for the future of human space flight.
The final shuttle launch is Friday. But on a media tour of its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX, a private company that leases Launch Pad 40, said its rocket can be modified to carry humans as soon as 2014.
It is preparing for cargo loads as soon as this December, after two successful launches.
Meanwhile, people are already starting to camp out at Space View Park. One group drove from Baltimore, bought a tent at Walmart Wednesday and pitched it later at the park.
They will sleep there until Friday's launch, saying it's something they couldn't miss.
First Coast News