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In Photos: SpaceX's Dazzling Dragon Launch to Space Station on CRS-15

SpaceX Falcon 9 Ready to Soar


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship stand atop their Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launchpad in Florida on the eve of a June 29, 2018 launch.

SpaceX CRS-15 Mission Patch


The misson patch for SpaceX's CRS-15 cargo delivery to the International Space Station on Dragon. Can you spot SpaceX's lucky shamrock?

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