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article imageDragon capsule docked at International Space Station (update)

By Anne Sewell     May 25, 2012 in Science
The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station today - the first privately-owned vehicle to deliver a load to the ISS.
Digital Journal reported on May 22, 2012 that the Falcon 9 rocket had successfully lifted off and that the Dragon capsule was well on its way to the International Space Station.
This was after a failed attempt to launch on May 19, 2012.
Today the journey was completed with the Dragon capsule successfully captured and docked at the International Space Station.
The first part of the mission has been completed - it took 3 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds for the Dragon capsule to reach the International Space Station and to be successfully captured. The station was 251 miles over northwest Australia when capture occurred.
This marks the first time a privately-owned and operated space craft has performed such a mission.
Update: The NASA video shows the final stages of the capture of the Dragon capsule.
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Screen capture from live feed
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