Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dragon cargo spaceship successfully docked to ISS - NASA

The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has successfully docked the Dragon cargo spaceship, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Sunday.

The docking took place at 09:57 (16:57 Moscow time).

American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Friday successfully launched the Dragon spacecraft carrying water, foodstuffs and scientific devices toward the International Space Station (ISS).

The Falcon 9 carrier rocket with the cargo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 20:43 UTC.

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  1. SpaceX has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), delevering the world's first inflatable tent for astronauts...

    The US aerospace company's unmanned Dragon cargo ship, carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room, arrived on Sunday at the space station where six spacecraft are now docked.

    British astronaut Tim Peake reached out with the station's robotic arm and grappled the Dragon, carrying its nearly 3,175kg of gear, at 7:23am (11:23 GMT).

    "It looks like we've caught a Dragon," said Peake.

    Four Russian spaceships - two Progress cargo carriers and two Soyuz capsules which ferry astronauts - are docked at the space station, along with Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship and SpaceX's Dragon.

    Not since 2011, during the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery, have there been six vehicles parked at the ISS at the same time, NASA


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