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SpaceX Makes History: Dragon's Space Station Arrival in Pictures

Dragon Faces ISS

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The Canadarm2 of the International Space Station was used to position the Dragon spacecraft for docking, May 25, 2012.

Another View of Dragon at the ISS

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A different camera angle shows the Dragon capsule as it is held by the Canadarm2 of the ISS, May 25, 2012.

Dragon Floats Above Earth

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule floats above the Earth in this closeup shot from the International Station, May 25, 2012.

Dragon and ISS with Earth's Limb

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Dragon capsule attached to the Canadarm2 floats with the Earth's limb in the background, May 25, 2012.

SpaceX Dragon Approaches the ISS

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The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft approaches the International Space Station on May 25, 2012 for grapple and berthing.

SpaceX Dragon Approaches the ISS

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The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm at the International Space Station. This image was taken May 25, 2012.

Dragon Capsule on Canadarm2

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Dragon capsule was captured by the Canadarm2 of the International Space Station on May 25, 2012.

The Target for the Final Maneuver

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The Dragon spacecraft identifies the ISS. SpaceX's Dragon unmanned cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on May 25, 2012, the first commercial vehicle to do so. Photo taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers.

Dragon Capsule Captured by ISS

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Friday, May 25, 2012.

Inside of the Dragon Module

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Interior view of the dragon module. SpaceX's Dragon unmanned cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on May 25, 2012, the first commercial vehicle to do so. Photo taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers.

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