February 23, 2017: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, on the tenth mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Following launch from Cape Canaveral on February 16, the Dragon spacecraft performed an automatic abort on its first rendezvous attempt. After safely following a 24-hour “racetrack” trajectory, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:44 GMT on February 23, 2017.
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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