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ROBOT-ON-DRAGON GRABHAND ACTION: SpaceX supply podule arrives at ISS

H2G2-fan 'nauts get mitts on delayed Xmas goodies

Elon Musk’s Dragon module has successfully docked with the ISS Harmony module for its resupply mission.

NASA tweeted that the Dragon berthed at 5:54 ET and secured:

The docking was a little ahead of schedule. While a lot of the attention with this mission has been on the near-miss of the Falcon 9, which it had hoped to land on a floating hovership in the Atlantic Ocean, the important part of the job was to deliver crew supplies to the ISS, including food, environment control and life support equipment, and a number of experiments and IMAX camera equipment, which will be used on space walks.

Italian Fighter pilot Sam Cristoforetti (right) and USAF Colonel Terry Virts got their Christmas goodies late. ®

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