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Photos: SpaceX Dragon Launches on Third Flight to Space Station

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Flies Up to the Clouds

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket makes its way to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying a Dragon capsule filled with cargo. Launch was at 10:10 a.m. EST, March 1, 2013.

Dragon Capsule Launches from Cape Canaveral

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:10 a.m. EST, March 1, 2013, carrying a Dragon capsule filled with cargo to orbit. The SpaceX Dragon capsule is making its third trip to the International Space Station, following a demonstration flight in May 2012 and the first resupply mission in October 2012.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches to International Space Station Wide Shot

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on March 1, 2013, from Cape Canaveral, FL.

Dragon Capsule in Orbit

SpaceX

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule arrived in Earth orbit after launch on March 1, 2013 from Cape Canaveral, FL.

Dragon Capsule After Separation

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule is seen after separation from the 2nd stage of the Falcon 9 rocket after launch from Cape Canaveral, FL, on March 1, 2013.

Falcon 9 Stage Separation

SpaceX

SpaceX's webcast shows the Falcon 9 rocket 1st stage separating from the 2nd stage after launch from Cape Canaveral, FL, on March 1, 2013.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Moments After Launch to International Space Station

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Two views from SpaceX's live webcast show the Falcon 9 rocket moments after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, FL, delivering the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, March 1., 2013.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches to International Space Station

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on March 1, 2013, from Cape Canaveral, FL.

SpaceX Employees Watch Dragon Capsule Launch

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SpaceX tweeted this photo on March 1, 2013. They wrote: "SpaceX employees watch Falcon 9 & #Dragon liftoff from @SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California pic.twitter.com/uMGeWU32lX"

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Engines Venting Prelaunch

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SpaceX's Falcon9 rocket engines seen before launch on March 1, 2013, at Cape Canaveral, FL.

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Tom Chao
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