Dragon docked at Space Station

The first private mission in Space successfully docked at International Space Station. The crew from the Expedition 33 captured and installed the SpaceX Dragon capsule.   Image credit: NASA/SpaceX   Watch the video…

Commander Suni Williams and astronaut Akihiko Hoshide captured the commercial spacecraft and installed it at the ISS’s Harmony module, via the the station’s CanadArm2 robotic arm on October 10 2012 at 6:56 a.m. EDT.



SpaceX Dragon capsule

Image credit: NASA/SpaceX

“Looks like we’ve tamed the Dragon,” radioed Williams. “We’re happy she’s on board with us. Thanks to everybody at SpaceX and NASA for bringing her here to us. And the ice cream.”

“This is a big moment in the course of this mission and for commercial spaceflight,” said SpaceX CEO and Chief Technical Officer Elon Musk. “We are pleased that Dragon is now ready to deliver its cargo to the International Space Station.”



Dragon is carrying nearly 400 kg (882 pounds) of supplies to the orbiting laboratory, including 117 kg (260 pounds) of crew supplies, 176 kg (390 pounds) of scientific research, 102 kg (225 pounds) of hardware.

All Image credit: NASA/SpaceX

SpaceX Dragon capsule

SpaceX Dragon capsule

SpaceX Dragon capsule

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