SpaceX Reveals Dragon's "Secret" Payload (Photos)
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).
Top Secret payload, bolted to the floor of the Dragon spacecraft. Photo Credit: Chris Thompson
So what was inside the mystery package? Their tribute to Monty Python.
A wheel of cheese.
Top Secret payload revealed. Photo Credit: Chris Thompson, SpaceX