Private rocket returns to Earth

Associated Press
This image provided by NASA-TV shows the International Space Station taken from the thermal imaging camera aboard the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it approaches the International Space Station Thursday May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA)

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The SpaceX Dragon supply ship returned to Earth on May 31, ending its revolutionary nine-day voyage to the International Space Station with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Pacific.

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