SpaceX Dragon Launches Dragon to Space Station [VIDEO]

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SpaceX, a private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California, has just become the first commercial company in history to successfully launch a spacecraft towards the International Space Station.

SpaceX has successfully launched its spacecraft Dragon from Cape Canaveral, FL. at 3:44 AM ET. The spacecraft was launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX Dragon

If everything goes as planned, the unmanned capsule should dock with the ISS in a couple of days.

The Dragon is a reusable spacecraft. It became the first commercially-built and operated spacecraft ever to be recovered successfully from orbit in December 2010.

Watch the live stream below.

via space.com

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