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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch

The first of what NASA hopes will someday be a fleet of privately built rockets and capsules to supply the international space station launched from Cape Canaveral.

 
 

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The Falcon 9 rocket with an empty, unmanned Dragon capsule lifts off.


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