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SpaceX Cargo Ship Lifts Off After Cliffhanger Countdown

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SpaceX got its long-delayed commercial cargo run to the International Space Station off the ground on Friday despite Florida's touch-and-go weather. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into the cloudy skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. ET, sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule into orbit. In addition to making the cargo delivery, SpaceX planned to test a landing system that could make it possible for future Falcons to return autonomously to a landing pad for reuse.