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The view from one of the International Space Station's cameras as the SpaceX Dragon capsule makes its approach.
courtesy NASA TV, SOURCE
The view from one of the International Space Station's cameras as the SpaceX Dragon capsule makes its approach.
courtesy NASA TV, SOURCE

courtesy NASA, SOURCE

courtesy NASA, SOURCE

Watch live: SpaceX Dragon approaching International Space Station

Posted: Oct 10, 2012 10:07 am EDT
(Newsdesk) The SpaceX Dragon capsule makes its approach for a 7:22 a.m. EDT grapple by the Expedition 33 crew. SpaceX CRS-1 is a cargo resupply mission, including scientific experiments and supplies on-board – including ice-cream for the Expedition 33 crew.
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SpaceX launched the first of a dozen operational missions to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on Oct. 7 for NASA. Launc SpaceX launched the first of a dozen operational missions to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on Oct. 7 for NASA. Launch time came at 8:35 p.m. from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, just a few miles south of the space shuttle launch pads. The spacecraft joining to the station three days later.

Dragon is scheduled to spend 18 days attached to the station. During that time, the crew will unload 882 pounds of crew supplies, science research and hardware from the cargo craft and reload it with 1,673 pounds of cargo for return to Earth. After Dragon’s mission at the station is completed, the crew will use Canadarm2 to detach Dragon from Harmony and release it for a splashdown about six hours later in the Pacific Ocean, 250 miles off the coast of southern California.


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