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

Dragon Capsule on Canadarm2

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule is held by the Canadarm2 of the International Space Station, May 25, 2012.

Dragon Grappled Against the Earth's Limb

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule is held by the Canadarm2 of the International Space Station, May 25, 2012.

Dragon Over the Rocky Mountains

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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.

Teamwork in the Cupola During Dragon Approach

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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.

SpaceX Dragon Grappled By Robotic Arm

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With clouds and land forming a backdrop, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm at the International Space Station.

SpaceX Mission Control Celebrating Dragon Capture

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Employees of SpaceX inside their mission control room celebrate the successful capture of the Dragon spacecraft by the ISS on Friday, 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 at ISS: Space Station in Sight

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule sees the International Space Station in a thermal imager in this view taken from the unmanned commercial spacecraft during historic rendezvous demonstrations on May 25, 2012.

Dragon Closing in on International Space Station

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Dragon capsule floats on the doorstep of the ISS, almost ready for capture, May 25, 2012.

SpaceX Dragon at ISS: Colorful Clouds

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This spectacular view shows SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft (left) with clouds on Earth as a colorful backdrop as seen by cameras on the International Space Station during the capsule's approach on May 25, 2012.

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