SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station

by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
Date: 03 March 2013 Time: 08:50 AM ET

An unmanned commercial space capsule packed with precious cargo successfully linked up with the International Space Station early Sunday (March 3), arriving one day late due to a temporary thruster glitch.

The SpaceX-built Dragon cargo capsule docked with the space station at 8:56 a.m. EST (1356) as the two spacecraft soared 253 miles (407 kilometers) over the Arabian Sea. NASA flight controllers performed the orbital link-up remotely by commanding the space station’s Canadian-built robotic arm, which had latched onto Dragon three hours earlier, to attach the capsule to an available docking port.

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