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Falcon 9

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch this morning  makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez / Getty Images)

Private Supply Ship Rockets Toward Space Station

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

05/22/2012

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