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This article was published on May 22, 2012

Watch SpaceX become the first private firm to send a spacecraft to ISS (live)

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Private rocket company SpaceX is sending a craft – more specifically, the Dragon capsule – to the International Space Station (ISS) after fixing a Falcon 9 rocket engine glitch that grounded an earlier attempt.

It’s a rather historical event as Dragon’s inaugural trip to ISS will be the first visit there of a non-governmental vehicle. Watch the launch live here!



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