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Dragon Captured After Two-Day Flight to Station












SpaceX - CRS-11 Dragon Mission patch.

June 5, 2017


Image above: The SpaceX Dragon is seen seconds away from its capture with the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Image Credit: NASA TV.

While the International Space Station was traveling about 250 miles over the south Atlantic ocean east of the coast of Argentina, Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA captured Dragon a few minutes ahead of schedule at 9:52 a.m. EDT.

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U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Arrives at the Space Station

Following its capture, the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship will be maneuvered by ground controllers operating the International Space Station’s robotic arm for installation onto the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module. For updates on installation and more information about the SpaceX CRS-11 mission, visit::http://www.spacex.com/.

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Image (mentioned), Video (NASA TV), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

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