SpaceX successfully launched the Dragon cargo ship at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday.
The Dragon will spend nearly three weeks connected to the ISS before separating and returning back to Earth with nearly 3,500 pounds of science equipment and supplies.
The launch was also the first attempt to use a reusable rocket, which, if successful, could completely change the economics of space exploration.
SpaceX's next supply run is scheduled for January 2015.
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