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SpaceX's Dragon berthed on space station, historic first for commercial spacecraft
[i]For the first time in history, a privately developed and launched spacecraft is now attached to the International Space Station (ISS).
The Dragon cargo capsule, which was designed and built by California-based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, was berthed to the nadir, or Earth-facing, side of the orbiting complex's Harmony node at 11:02 a.m. CDT (1602 GMT) on Friday (May 25), three days following its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and about two hours after astronauts used the station's robotic arm to capture the unmanned spacecraft.[/i]
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