The future of commercial space flight has taken a giant leap forward this week, with the SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully launching, docking with the International Space Station, and returning to Earth. This unmanned mission brought needed supplies to the ISS, but, more importantly, it showed that a private company to successfully get a vessel into space and back.NASA may have shelved its shuttle program, but that doesn't mean humanity is stuck on Earth.

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  • SpaceX postpones rocket recovery launch again
    When launched, the satellite will take photos and monitor the ... Also Tuesday, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon spaceship splashed back to Earth after a successful supply run to the International Space Station (ISS).
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  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashes landing, Elon Musk declares it a 'partial success'; Founder plans another launch by end of January [See Videos]
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  • Huge Rocket Recovery Strides Accomplished, SpaceX Drone Ship Back in Port
    Photos captured by locals, and posted today on Reddit, NASASpaceflight and Spaceflight Now, showed the ship was intact with some damage, as reported by Musk. The goal of the commercial Falcon 9 rocket was to launch the SpaceX Dragon ... supply train to the ...
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