SpaceX 'Dragon' capsule reaches space station
March 3rd, 2013
09:15 AM ET

SpaceX 'Dragon' capsule reaches space station

After a technical hiccup, SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule reached the International Space Station on Sunday.

The unmanned Dragon is carrying more than 1,200 pounds of supplies for the crew and the crew's experiments. The station's robotic arm captured the Dragon at 5:31 a.m. ET, NASA said.

The arm will guide the supply capsule into the station, and the Dragon completed the attachment at 8:56 a.m. ET, SpaceX said in a post on its Twitter account.

The Dragon suffered a temporary glitch with its thrusters after it launched into orbit Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.


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