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Private rocket blasts off for space station

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">The SpaceX company made history as its Falcon 9 rocket rose from its seaside launch pad and pierced the pre-dawn sky, aiming for a rendezvous later this week with the space station. &#40;Image credit NASA.gov&#41;</span></div>
May 22, 2012 1:29:21 AM PDT