SpaceX's Dragon headed to the International Space Station Sunday

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This computer generated image provided by SpaceX shows their Dragon spacecraft with solar panels deployed. The world's first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday, May 24, 2012 but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/SpaceX)

After getting past some technical delays Friday, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is headed to the International Space Station Program Sunday. 

International Space Station Program and managers from Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, know as SpaceX, on Saturday cleared the airship for the rendezvous.

Dragon, which carries a ton of supplies for the International Space Station, is scheduled to be captured Sunday at 6:01 a.m. EST by NASA Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, according to a statement from SpaceX.

Problems arose Friday morning with Dragon's thrusters right after it reached orbit.

The Dragon is owned and operated by El Segundo-based SpaceX, which develops launch vehicles. The spacecraft holds science experiments for the space station as well as cargo such as food and spare parts.

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