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SpaceX Launches Capsule on Historic Space Station Trip

After their first attempt last week was halted with 0.5 seconds to go, SpaceX successfully launched their Dragon spacecraft filled with supplies for the ISS this morning.

Now that the Shuttle has been retired, NASA has been reliant on Russia’s Soyuz to get astronauts into space and has been working on getting US-based alternatives from the commercial sector up and running.  So while SpaceX is the first company to launch a spacecraft there are others who are expected to join them as carriers for NASA.