NASA is paying SpaceX to deliver cargo to the space station, and bring back science samples and other goods. This will be the company's third delivery mission.
There's no ice cream this time for the six space station astronauts. The freezers are full. But SpaceX included fruit straight from the orchard.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes to fly people aboard a modified Dragon capsule by 2015.
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SpaceX rocket poised for flight to space station