SpaceX Dragon Arrives Safely at ISS on This Week @NASA – April 15, 2016


The SpaceX Dragon U.S. commercial cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station April 10 — two days after being launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon was captured with the space station’s robotic Canadarm2 by Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), with assistance from NASA’s Jeff Williams, as the two spacecraft were traveling over the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii. The cargo craft was loaded with about 7,000 pounds of science and research investigations, including the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. BEAM will be attached to the station’s Harmony module for a two-year testing period. Dragon’s arrival is the first time two U.S. commercial cargo craft have been docked to the space station at the same time. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived to the station on March 26. Also, NASA @32nd Space Symposium, White House Science Fair, USA Science and Engineering Festival, Student Launch Week Activities, and Antarctic Meteorites Arrive at JSC!

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