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Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule lift off, live (video)

Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule lift of, live video

There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashion rocket launch to spice up a lazy Sunday evening — the SpaceX Dragon capsule is ready to soar. Following a successful docking test back in May, NASA has approved Dragon for a series of delivery missions, carting a thousand pounds of cargo to astronauts on the International Space Station. Today, at 8:35PM ET, the capsule is scheduled to ride a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit — the first of what should be a series of round-trip delivery missions. Barring bad weather or engine problems, it should be a good show — join us after the break to enjoy the launch right here.

Update: Dragon made it into orbit — check out the instant replay after the break.

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