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SpaceX Photos: 3rd Dragon Cargo Mission Soars to Space Station

SpaceX's Third Dragon Capsule Launch

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SpaceX's third Dragon space capsule mission launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral on April 18, 2014.

SpaceX's Third Dragon Capsule Launch #2

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SpaceX's third Dragon space capsule mission launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral on April 18, 2014.

SpaceX's Third Dragon Capsule Launch #3

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SpaceX's third Dragon space capsule mission launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral on April 18, 2014.

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Before Launch

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SpaceX's Dragon 9 cargo capsule awaits launch to the International Space Station at Cape Canaveral on April 18, 2014.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket with Landing Legs

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The base of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is seen sporting new landing legs on Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 14, 2014. The rocket's first stage will attempt an experimental recovery over the ocean after lofting a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Raising Wide-Angle

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The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. SpaceX will attempt a first stage relight re-entry burn, leg deployment and possible recovery over the Atlantic Ocean. Launch was postponed on April 14, 2014.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Midsection

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The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. SpaceX will attempt a first stage relight re-entry burn, leg deployment and possible recovery over the Atlantic Ocean. Launch was postponed on April 14, 2014.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Raising to Vertical

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The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. SpaceX will attempt a first stage relight re-entry burn, leg deployment and possible recovery over the Atlantic Ocean. Launch was postponed on April 14, 2014.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket at Launch Pad

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The private spaceflight company SpaceX is poised to launch its third of 12 cargo mission for NASA under a $1.6 billion contract. The mission will send a Dragon spacecraft filled with 5,000 lbs. of supplies to the International Space Station on April 14, 2014. Here: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship stand atop its Florida launch pad ahead of a planned April 14, 2014 launch to the International Space Station. The mission for NASA will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. [Read the Full Story Here

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket and Rainbow

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A rainbow extends from the horizon behind SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket poised to launch a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 14, 2014.

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