This weekend, I got to have a once in a lifetime experience: I was one of 50 people chosen to participate in a two-day NASA Social surrounding the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Dragon, the first commercial vehicle going to the International Space Station. I got to meet some amazing people, hear some of the brightest minds speak, and see inside places that many NASA employees have never seen. How did this all happen? What was it like? Did we eventually get to see the rocket take off? Read on to find out.