SpaceX Dragon capsule is docked to the International Space Station successfully
SpaceX Dragon space capsule attached to the module succeeded Harmony International Space Station (IEE) at noon on Friday, reported NASA.
Immediately, astronauts onboard the ISS introduced the cargo of the capsule into the station making this event, the first docking of a ship funded by private industry with the ISS.
Using the robotic crane of 17.5 meters along the ISS astronaut Don Pettit captured the capsule while both interstellar objects were floating over 400 miles high above the northwest Australia at a speed of 28 000 kilometers per hour.
The capsule is the first of two new commercial carriers that NASA used to transport cargo to the ISS after the withdrawal of the space shuttle program last year.
Dragon reached space driven by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the station of the Air Force United States at Cape Canaveral on Tuesday.
The capsule contained a total of 544 kilograms of food, water, clothing and other supplies to the ISS crew and will be charged with more than 590 kilograms of equipment that will return to Earth when Dragon undock from the ISS on May 31 to fall somewhere in the Pacific Ocean near South Carolina.