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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX returns to the Earth

By Kay Steiger
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:35 EDT
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SpaceX Dragon capsule via AFP
 
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SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship has now completed its mission of successfully traveling to the International Space Station, and is scheduled to land Thursday back on the Earth.

NASA told the AFP that SpaceX’s return will look “like a burning comet” as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. The ship’s mission is significant because it marks the first time a private company has successfully completed a space mission.

Watch the cargo ship’s return LIVE, broadcast via MSNBSC on May 31, scheduled to begin at 11:44 a.m. Eastern:

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Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
 
 
 
 
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