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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  • NASA hands over historic Apollo-era launch pad to SpaceX -
    SpaceX launch set for Friday, weather permitting - Christian Science Monitor
    04/16/2014 - 2:38 pm | View Link
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    04/16/2014 - 4:30 am | View Link
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    SpaceX Signs Lease for Historic Launch Pad 39A -
    04/15/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
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    04/21/2014 - 1:38 pm | View Link
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    04/17/2014 - 4:40 am | View Link
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    04/16/2014 - 2:49 pm | View Link
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    04/15/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • News | SpaceX
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    04/21/2014 - 1:56 pm | View Website
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    04/21/2014 - 1:20 pm | View Website
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    04/21/2014 - 5:20 am | View Website
  • Launch Manifest | SpaceX
    Our launch manifest is populated by a diverse customer base, including space station resupply missions, commercial satellite launch missions, and US government ...
    04/21/2014 - 2:50 am | View Website
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