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SpaceX Dragon Capsule's 1st Station Cargo Flight to Station (Photos)

SpaceX Employees Watch Dragon Launch

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SpaceX employees at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. watch the unmanned Dragon capsule blast off toward the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2012.

Dragon Streaks into the Sky

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SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule rises into the Florida sky on the night of Oct. 7, 2012.

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Rises off the Pad

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SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule lifts off the pad atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Oct. 7, 2012, kicking off the first-ever bona fide supply run for a private American spaceship.

SpaceX Employee Watches CRS-1 Launch

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SpaceX employee watching from Hawthorne HQ from Oct. 7, 2012.

How SpaceX's Dragon Space Capsule Works (Infographic)

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A look inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule and its Falcon 9 rocket.

Space Dragon Mission Patch

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The official insignia for SpaceX's first NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, CRS-1.

SpaceX Dragon Commercial Cargo Craft

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The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. This image was taken Oct. 10, 2012.

SpaceX Dragon Commercial Cargo Craft

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Working from the robotics workstation inside the seven-windowed Cupola, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 33 flight engineer, with the assistance of NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, commander, captured Dragon at 6:56 a.m. (EDT) and used the robotic arm to berth Dragon to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node Oct. 10, 2012

SpaceX Dragon Berted to International Space Station's Harmony Node

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The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is berthed to the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony node. This image was taken Oct. 10, 2012.

ISS Crew at the Robotics Workstation

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NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, flight engineer, work the controls at the robotics workstation in the International Space Station's seven-windowed Cupola during the rendezvous and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft on Oct. 10, 2012.

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