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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Returns Safely To Earth

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SpaceX Docking A Boost For Spaceflight Industry

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Space Station's Robot Arm Grabs SpaceX Capsule

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'Scotty' Of Star Trek Has Ashes 'Beamed' Into Space

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SpaceX Launch Signals New Era In Spaceflight

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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse

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Eclipse-Chaser Shares Thrill Of The Hunt

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Failure To Launch: SpaceX Delays Mission

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SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral in Florida was scheduled to launch Saturday morning, but aborted just before liftoff. Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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