SpaceX Dragon Resumes ISS Missions

SpaceX_CRS-8_PatchApril 10, 2016: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning! This is the first Dragon flight in nearly a year after losing the previous one due to a launch anomaly. It is also the eighth mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. After a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral on April 8 and a smooth two-day rendezvous, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 11:23 GMT on April 10, 2016.

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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