Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dragon arrives at ISS

A privately-owned unmanned U.S. space capsule docked Sunday at the International Space Station bringing more than 1,200 pounds of food, scientific materials and equipment to the space outpost. NASA said that SpaceX's Dragon capsule linked up with the ISS at 8:56 a.m. It was captured by the ISS’s robotic arm. NASA said a hatch between Dragon and the ISS would be opened Monday as the capsule commenced its three-week-long stay at the orbiting space station. (Sources: Multiple, including AFP via SpaceTravel, CNN, 03/03/13) Gulf Coast note: NASA's Stennis Space Center, in addition to testing engines for NASA programs, tests engines for some commercial space companies.