Spacex Makes History With Launch To Space Station

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The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early today off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the first private capsule to the International Space Station.

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    07/28/2014 - 6:43 pm | View Link
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    04/15/2014 - 4:13 am | View Link
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    07/29/2014 - 2:50 pm | View Website
  • News | SpaceX
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    07/29/2014 - 2:22 pm | View Website
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