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SpaceX's Falcon 9 lifts off

SpaceX's Falcon 9 lifts off
SpaceX's Falcon 9 lifts off SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule begin to rise from the launchpad on May 22, 2012 at 3:44AM EDT (7:44 UTC). The mission, COTS 2, marks the first-ever attempt to berth a privately-owned spacecraft with the International Space Station. SpaceX

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