First-Of-Its-Kind Spaceship Blasts Off For Int’l Space Station

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station in a few days. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station in a few days. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station in a few days. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station in a few days. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2012 as it heads for space carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station in a few days. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
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SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. The launch makes SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is readied for
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocke. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 spacecraft, with the D
SpaceX's Falcon 9 spacecraft, with the Dragon reusable capsule, sits on the launch pad on May 18, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

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