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SpaceX Primes Dragon Capsule for Space Station Mission (Photos)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Standing on Launch Complex 40

NASA/Jim Grossmann

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket remains standing on Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida following a test firing of the vehicle's nine Merlin first-stage engines. Image released Feb. 25, 2013.

Smoke Billows From Falcon 9 Engines

NASA/Jim Grossmann

Smoke billows from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's nine first-stage Merlin engines during a test firing at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Image released Feb. 25, 2013.

SpaceX Rocket on Launch Pad

NASA/Frankie Martin

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands on the launch pad at Launch Complex 40, awaiting a test firing of the vehicle's nine Merlin first-stage engines. Image released Feb. 25, 2013.

Moving Out of The Hangar

NASA/Frankie Martin

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket moves out of the company's Falcon Hangar at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Image released Feb. 25, 2013.

SpaceX Dragon Arrives for CRS-2 Launch

Whitney Morgan/SpaceX

Dragon arrives at SpaceX's hangar in Cape Canaveral, FL to be prepped for the CRS-2 mission to the space station.

SpaceX Dragon: The Perfect Gift

SpaceX

Over the holidays, Dragon arrived at SpaceX's hangar in Cape Canaveral, FL to be prepped for the CRS-2 mission to the space station.

SpaceX's CRS-2 Mission Patch

SpaceX

SpaceX's CRS-2 mission patch for the March 2013 flight to the International Space Station.

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