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(Source: NASA TV) Crew from the International Space Station entered the privately built Dragon space capsule Saturday in a history making trip, the first private delivery of goods to the station.

(Source: NASA TV) Crew from the International Space Station entered the privately built Dragon space capsule Saturday in a history making trip, the first private delivery of goods to the station.

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CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) – Rain could delay Sunday’s planned launch of a privately owned rocket with a space station cargo ship named Dragon.

It will be the second time that the California-based SpaceX company will launch a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station.

Last May, a test flight went well. Now the real work is about to begin under a $1.6 billion contract between NASA and SpaceX. This will be the first of 12 resupply missions under that contract.

SpaceX raised the rocket, vertically, at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Sunday afternoon in advance of the 8:25 p.m. liftoff.

Forecasters say there’s a 40 percent chance storm clouds or rain could interfere.

NASA is counting on private business to restock the space station, now that the shuttles have retired.

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