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:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy