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SpaceX Primes Dragon Capsule for Space Station Mission (Photos)

Falcon 9 Rocket Inside the SpaceX Falcon Hangar

NASA/Jim Grossmann

A truck pulls the first stage of the Falcon 9 Rocket inside the SpaceX Falcon Hangar at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This image was released Nov. 9, 2012.

SpaceX Processing Hangar

NASA/Kim Shiflett

A truck arrives at the processing hangar used by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This image was released Jan. 12, 2013.

Guiding a Solar Array Fairing into Place

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Workers guide a solar array fairing into place inside the processing hangar used by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This image was released Jan. 12, 2013.

Solar Array Fairing Inside Hangar

NASA/Kim Shiflett

The fairing will be installed on the Dragon spacecraft undergoing launch preparations inside the hangar. This image was released Jan. 14, 2013.

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Arrives at Cape Canaveral

NASA/Jim Grossmann

A truck carrying the first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket arrives at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 11, 2012.

NASA's Jon Cowart Speaks to Media on SpaceX Space Station Mission

NASA/Jim Grossmann

NASA's Jon Cowart talks to media about the progress of the agency's Commercial Crew Program CCP and its partners in Kennedy Space Center’s Press Site on Feb. 28, 2013 before the second commercial resupply services mission for SpaceX to the International Space Station.

Engineers Prepare Experiments for SpaceX Mission

NASA/Kim Shiflett

In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers prepare experiments for loading aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule for launch to the International Space Station. Image released Feb. 27, 2013.

Engineers Prepare Experiments for Space Station Mission

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Once the packaging is complete, the samples will be transported to Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where they will be loaded aboard the Dragon. Image released Feb. 27, 2013.

Experiments for the SpaceX Mission

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Scheduled for launch March 1 atop a Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon will be making its third trip to the space station. The mission is the second of 12 SpaceX flights contracted by NASA to resupply the orbiting laboratory. Image released Feb. 27, 2013.

Preparing for Space Station Mission

NASA/Kim Shiflett

In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers prepare experiments for loading aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule for launch to the International Space Station. Image released Feb. 27, 2013.

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