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SpaceX Cargo Dragon Successfully Docks to Station
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SpaceX Cargo Dragon Successfully Docks to International Space Station

August 30, 2021: International Space Station Configuration. 5 spaceships are parked on the house station together with Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus house freighter; the SpaceX Crew and Cargo Dragon automobiles; and Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 crew ship and ISS Progress 78 resupply ship. Credit score: NASA

Whereas the International Space Station was touring about 260 miles over the Western Australia, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the forward-facing port of the orbiting laboratory’s Concord module at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, August 30. Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitored operations.

This long-duration {photograph} reveals the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching the Cargo Dragon spacecraft from NASA’s Kennedy Space Heart into Earth orbit. Credit score: SpaceX

SpaceX’s twenty third contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station delivered greater than 4,800 kilos of science, analysis, crew provides, and automobile {hardware}, to the orbital laboratory and its crew. That is the third mission beneath SpaceX’s Business Resupply Providers-2 contract with NASA. Launch was focused for Saturday, August 28 at 3:37 a.m. EDT, however was scrubbed due to climate. As an alternative, it launched on Sunday, August 29 at 3:14 a.m. EDT.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will ship the corporate’s Dragon spacecraft, crammed with over 4,800 kilos of analysis, crew provides and {hardware} to the house station to assist expeditions 65 and 66.

NASA SpaceX 23 Resupply Cargo

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