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SpaceX showered with praise for success

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

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth

  CNBC's Jane Wells has all the detail on SpaceX's Dragon capsule returning to earth.

SpaceX signs customer for powerful new rocket

The private spaceflight company SpaceX has signed its first launch customer for its new mega-rocket, the Falcon Heavy, even as the firm's first commercial spaceship prepares to return home from the International Space Station. Full story

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Handout image of the unmanned Dragon capsule floating in the Pacific Ocean
Handout image of the unmanned Dragon capsule floating in the Pacific Ocean

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

 SpaceX Dragon spacecraft floats on the surface of the Pacific Ocean
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft floats on the surface of the Pacific Ocean

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)

Falcon craft
Falcon craft

SpaceX's Falcon cargo craft is removed from its docking port on the International Space Statioon.