The successful splashdown Thursday of SpaceX's Dragon capsule, the world's first commercial space cargo ship, is drawing high praise from spaceflight experts and lawmakers alike.Full story
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Space Exploration Technologies' unmanned Dragon capsule floats in the Pacific Ocean off of Baja California in this May 31, 2012 handout image courtesy of SpaceX. The splash down completing a pioneering mission for commercial firms seeking a major role in space travel. Riding beneath three parachutes
In this photo provided by SpaceX, the Dragon spacecraft floats on the surface of the Pacific Ocean about 500 miles off Mexico's Baja California on Thursday, May 31, 2012 after its mission to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/SpaceX, Michael Altenhofen)
SpaceX's Falcon cargo craft is removed from its docking port on the International Space Statioon.