SpaceX Becomes First Company to Dock Ship at Space Station

Closely held SpaceX, controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, connected its unmanned Dragon capsule to the station at 12:02 pm New York time, according to Kyle Herring, a spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

SpaceX's Dragon is rapidly approaching its historic meeting with the International Space Station. It's due to begin its first docking procedure at 7:30am.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. made history Friday by attaching the first private spacecraft to the international space station, a move that ultimately could change the economics and politics of U.S. space exploration.

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station.

SpaceX made history Friday as the first private company to successfully reach an orbiting space station — but its competitors aren't far behind. Blue Origin, the commercial space outfit founded by Amazon.

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