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SpaceX launches cargo capsule to the International Space Station

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 10:31:14-05

SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule from Florida on Friday morning, starting the company’s second mission NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station.

The Dragon, carried by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, is due to dock with the station on Saturday. It’s carrying 1,268 pounds of supplies for the crew and its experiments, NASA says.

The mission is the California company’s second of a planned 12 resupply missions under a contract with NASA.

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