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Dragon Arrives, Successfully Captured at Station

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:10 pm via: NASA
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While the International Space Station was traveling over the Mediterranean Sea, Expedition 42 Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA, with the assistance of Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm at 5:54 a.m. EST.

Meanwhile, SpaceX attempted to land the first stage on an autonomous spaceport drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after stage separation. While the rocket made it to the drone ship, it landed hard. Unfortunately SpaceX wasn’t able to get good landing video because of the dark and fog, but they are in the process of evaluating invaluable telemetry data which will inform future attempts.

The Canadarm2 has the SpaceX Dragon in its grips. Credit: NASA TV

The Canadarm2 has the SpaceX Dragon in its grips. Credit: NASA TV

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