SpaceX launches

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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands on space launch complex 40 ready for launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Launch is scheduled for 8:35 PM Sunday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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SpaceX added another historic mission to its resume with the successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with a $100 million SES-8 satellite in tow.

This was the seventh official launch in the Falcon 9 series and takes SpaceX, run by founder Elon Musk, one step closer to its ultimate goal of transporting humans into space by 2017. (Yahoo News)

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