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SpaceX Dragon's 2nd Space Station Cargo Delivery (Photos)

SpaceX Dragon in Orbit: CRS-2 Mission


SpaceX's Dragon space capsule is seen from a camera aboard its Falcon 9 rocket after separating from the booster following its March 1, 2013 launch toward the International Space Station on the second cargo mission for NASA. The spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 10:10 a.m. ET.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Dragon CRS-2

NASA/George Roberts

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars skyward after launching from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:10 a.m. EST on March 1, 2013, carrying a Dragon capsule filled with cargo toward the International Space Station. It is SpaceX's third Dragon flight to the station and second cargo mission for NASA.

Dragon Capsule Seen From the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield (via Twitter as @Cmdr_Hadfield)

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted this photo of the SpaceX Dragon capsule emerging above the clouds on March 1, 2013, after the cargo ship launched from Cape Canaveral, FL.

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Launch: CRS-2

NASA/Jim Grossmann

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 1, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. EST, carrying a Dragon capsule filled with cargo for the International Space Station.

Late Cargo Load into Dragon Capsule


Late cargo is loaded into Dragon before launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, FL, on March 1, 2013.

Falcon 9 and Dragon at Break of Day


Sun rises over SpaceX’s launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL, Falcon 9 and Dragon ready to go to space on March 1, 2013.

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