Falcon 9 launches Dragon on first ISS flight
5/22/12 ~ 3:44am EDT

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Making history and beginning a new commercial space transportation era, the Falcon 9, flying for the third time, successfully delivered the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. After becoming the first private company to launch and recover a spacecraft from orbit in December 2010, Space Exploration Technologies, the leading private space exploration company, made history by delivering the first private cargo craft to the ISS. It is a precursor to human delivery in a few years, if all goes as planned.

Falcon 9 WDR pad photos

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