HOUSTON — SpaceX’s Dragon capsule thundered into orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, marking a successful start in the 10-year-old company’s bid to carry out the first U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The unmanned freighter, developed under the banner of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, now must complete more than a dozen agency-monitored test objectives before it is permitted to approach the orbiting ...


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