Today in History: The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, berthed with the ISS on May 25, 2012. It's also the first American craft to visit the ISS since space shuttle Atlantis. [IMAGE: NASA - Dragon grappled by Astronaut Don Pettit using CanadArm2 (SSRMS).]

Today in History: The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, berthed with the ISS on May 25, 2012. It's also the first American craft to visit the ISS since space shuttle Atlantis. [IMAGE: NASA - Dragon grappled by Astronaut Don Pettit using CanadArm2 (SSRMS).]

Soyuz TMA-22 departs from the ISS.

Soyuz TMA-22 departs from the ISS.

Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off to begin its first mission, STS-49, on May 7, 1992. The shuttle would rendezvous with a stranded communications satellite and return it to service.

Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off to begin its first mission, STS-49, on May 7, 1992. The shuttle would rendezvous with a stranded communications satellite and return it to service.

Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration features hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully slip the surly bonds of Earth's orbit. Plus all of our pretty-cool planets in our pretty-great Solar System. #colossal

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration features hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully slip the surly bonds of Earth's orbit. Plus all of our pretty-cool planets in our pretty-great Solar System. #colossal

NYC 2012 Fleet Week Parade, sailors aboard tall ship, Dewaruci, Indonesia

Photos: Fleet Week in New York 2012

NYC 2012 Fleet Week Parade, sailors aboard tall ship, Dewaruci, Indonesia

Shenzhou-9 crew member, Liu Yang, exit re-entry capsule.

Shenzhou-9 crew member, Liu Yang, exit re-entry capsule.

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