PHOTOS: SpaceX Dragon Made History Today As It Docked At The International Space Station

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SpaceX is the first private company to dock at the International Space Station as of this morning.The Dragon capsule was captured by the station at 9:56am.

Here’s a play-by-play of the event taken from NASA’s live stream.

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title=”9:47am: Mission Control conducts one final “go, no-go” poll”
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title=”9:53am: Mission Control gives “go” command and the station’s 58-foot robotic arm approaches the capsule’s grapple”
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title=”10:15am: Inspection continues”
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title=”11:05am: Dragon is put into pre-install position”
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title=”12:02pm: The capsule is attached to the station, and second-stage capture is confirmed.”
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