FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 photo provided by SpaceX shows their Dragon spacecraft using three main parachutes to land in the Pacific Ocean. With the space shuttle's retirement Thursday, July ... more 
FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 photo provided by SpaceX shows their Dragon spacecraft using three main parachutes to land in the Pacific Ocean. With the space shuttle's retirement Thursday, July 21, 2011, no longer will flying people and cargo up to the International Space Station be a government program where costs balloon. NASA is turning to private industry with fixed prices, contracts and profit margins. The space agency will be the customer, not the boss. (AP Photo/SpaceX) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By SpaceX
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 5:46 PM EDT