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SpaceX Capsule Reaches Milestone With Space Maneuvers

Published on May 24, 2012
by Andy Pasztor

A private unmanned spacecraft appeared to complete a series of maneuvers around the international space station flawlessly on Thursday, clearing the last major hurdle before a historic docking attempt planned for Friday.

The tests demonstrated that sensors, navigation equipment, communications links and computer-controlled propulsion systems aboard the Dragon capsule were working properly.

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