Video: Dragon grappled and berthed at Space Station

Mar 04, 2013 by Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
The Dragon approaches the ISS over sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: NASA/Chris Hadfield

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station. After overcoming a problem with its thrusters after reaching orbit on on Friday, today, Dragon successfully approached the Station, where it was captured by Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and crewmate Tom Marshburn using the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. Dragon was grappled at 5:31 a.m. EST, and was berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module at approximately 8:56 a.m. EST on March 3.

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Above, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped a photo of Dragon as it approached the station over sub-Saharan Africa. "A surreal juxtaposition," Hadfied said via Twitter.

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