Dragon CRS-5 Successfully Reaches ISS

SpaceX-CRS-5_patchJanuary 12, 2015: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, on the fifth of twelve planned missions under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. After a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral on January 10 and a smooth two-day rendezvous, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:54 GMT on January 12, 2015.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Dragon will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a controlled atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean for retrieval. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team!

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