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WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — NASA and SpaceX launched the first mission of the upgraded cargo version of Dragon spacecraft on Sunday.
The spacecraft lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:17 a.m. EST Sunday, from historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX confirmed the separation of Dragon from Falcon 9’s second stage about 11 minutes after liftoff. The spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock to the space station on Monday.
Falcon 9’s reusable first-stage…

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