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    NASA: US Dragon Cargo Ship Successfully Docks With Int’l Space Station

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    US Dragon cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Dragon spacecraft is carrying nearly 7,000 pounds of supplies for the space station crew and for experiments being conducted aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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    The space freighter was launched on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, atop the private SpaceX company's own Falcon 9 rocket.

    It was eighth California-based aerospace manufacturer's cargo mission to the ISS and the first flight of Dragon to the space station since last June, when the Falcon 9 rocket exploded three minutes after it had been launched.

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