Dragon capsule at end of robotic arm
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SpaceX Dragon docking with ISS

A robotic arm on the International Space Station has reached out to grab the visiting Dragon supply vessel. The arm will shortly move the ship to a free berthing port on the underside of the orbiting platform.

Dragon has been built by the California firm SpaceX and is carrying half a tonne of food and other stores for the ISS astronauts.

It is the first time a private sector company has attempted to deliver freight to the station.

Commentary is courtesy of Nasa TV

  • 25 May 2012