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

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