SpaceX's Dragon 1 makes final voyage to Museum of Science and Industry

Dragon 1
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, shown here orbiting earth above Dubai in 2016. The Dragon 1 Cargo Spacecraft, which flew supply missions to the International Space Station in 2017 and 2018, will be a permanent resident of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Photo credit Photo by Tim Peake / ESA/NASA via Getty Images

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is adding to its fleet of spaceships.

The SpaceX Dragon 1 Cargo Spacecraft flew two supply missions to the International Space Station. It delivered tons of cargo to the space station in August of 2017 and again in May of 2019.

Next spring it will make a final voyage to the MSI’s Henry Crown Space Center.

The museum will welcome Dragon Cargo 1 to the collection with a welcome ceremony on the building's front steps on Thursday, which will be a free admission day.

MSI is already home to the Aurora 7, which was the second American spacecraft to orbit the earth, as well as Apollo 8, which was the first to fly humans to the moon in December of 1968.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Photo by Tim Peake / ESA/NASA via Getty Images