Dragon Launch 2

Dragon Capsule

The Dragon spacecraft stands ready before its second trip to the International Space Station.
Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

March 1, 2013

Developed by SpaceX, the Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station in 2012. Now in 2013, it's re-supplying the station yet again.

In the image above, you can see the spacecraft weeks before its March 1 launch. After initial glitches during the launch, the spacecraft's solar arrays did eventually deploy as it travelled onward to the station.

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