SpaceX cargo ship

After suffering a thruster malfunction when it achieved orbit, SpaceX Corporation's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, March 3, then returned to Earth on Tuesday, March 26.

Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth

SpaceX posted this image of the Dragon cargo capsule, and wrote: "Dragon was released from station at 3:56am PT. Now conducting initial engine burns toward Earth!" Image released March 26, 2013.

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule is perched at the end of the International Space Station's robotic arm after being grappled by astronauts on March 3, 2013, during the CRS-2 (SpaceX 2) cargo delivery mission.

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station

The privately built SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule is moved into its final position on the International Space Station's Harmony module with a bright Earth in the background in this view captured during the capsule's March 3, 2013, docking. The Dr

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station

This NASA graphic shows the location of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule after its docking with the International Space Station on March 3, 2013. The Dragon capsule is delivering cargo for NASA under the CRS-2 (SpaceX 2) mission.

Liftoff! SpaceX Dragon Launches 1st Private Space Station Cargo Mission

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule launches toward the International Space Station on the first-ever bona fide cargo run for a private American spaceship.

Private SpaceX Cargo Ship Launching 'New Era' for Space Station Today

A Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, Dragon spacecraft is being prepared for the company's first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS-1, mission to the International Space Station. This image was taken Sept. 30, 2012.

Liftoff! SpaceX Dragon Launches 1st Private Space Station Cargo Mission

SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule lifts off the pad atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Oct. 7, 2012, kicking off the first-ever bona fide supply run for a private American spaceship.

How to See SpaceX's Dragon Capsule in the Night Sky

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule rises into the Florida sky on the night of Oct. 7, 2012.

Private SpaceX Cargo Ship Launching 'New Era' for Space Station Today

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop its launch pad during preflight preparations to loft a private Dragon space capsule on the first commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff is set for Oct. 7, 2012, at 8:35 p.m. ET f

Astronaut Ice Cream: Frozen Dessert Launching to Space Station

Ice cream is launching on board SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft on NASA's first contracted resupply flight to the space station in October 2012.

Private SpaceX Rocket Launch Tonight Visible from US East Coast

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars into space from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:44 a.m. EDT on May 22, 2012, carrying the Dragon capsule to orbit.

NASA Tracking Space Junk Ahead of Private Launch to Space Station

he Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon capsule attached on top is lifted into the vertical position during a rollout demonstration test at Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in F

Space Station-Bound SpaceX Dragon Capsule Gets Mission Patch

The official insignia for SpaceX's first NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, CRS-1.