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SpaceX's capsule successfully docks at International Space Station

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The uncrewed Crew Dragon capsule from SpaceX successfully docked with the International Space Station Sunday morning, following a milestone launch into space for testing commercial space travel, AP reports.

Why it matters: The Crew Dragon capsule from SpaceX was the first commercially built spacecraft specifically designed for carrying humans to automatically dock with the ISS. If declared a successful mission, SpaceX could launch two astronauts this summer under NASA's commercial crew program.

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