December 17, 2017: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) for the thirteenth time this morning. Dragon launched from Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket on December 15th, reaching ISS after a two-day rendezvous. It was captured via robotic arm today at 10:57 UTC, completing the first portion of its mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.
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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