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SpaceX Docks With International Space Station

 
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Eadie
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: SpaceX Docks With International Space Station Reply with quote

Hawthorne, California - based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has docked just about one hour ago!



In-board (proper noun about being inside any spacecraft) was the dummy named "Ripley".



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for sharing this great news, Eadie!

I had to do a bit of research to find out that the "Crew Dragon" is the SpaceX ship designed to carry people, while the "Cargo Dragon" is always unmanned.

This time, however, the Crew Dragon was unmanned and remotely controlled until the last few meters of its approach to the docking port. The onboard computer handled the last few seconds of the docking maneuver.

Space.com has this to say about the event.
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The Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station this morning (March 3) at 5:51 a.m. EST (1051 GMT), about 27 hours after launching into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida's Space Coast.

Crew Dragon will spend the next five days attached to the orbiting lab, eventually ending its uncrewed shakeout cruise, which is known as Demo-1, with a parachute-aided splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning (March Cool.

The spacecraft docked itself at the space station in a first for SpaceX, whose cargo-only versions of the Dragon spacecraft had to be captured by a robotic arm controlled by astronauts and then attached to the station. Crew Dragon docked itself at a new parking spot on the station called an International Docking Adapter.

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I think it's cool that the SpaceX ships resemble the spacecraft in [i]Men into Space[i], the series from the late 1950s.

We finally get rockets with fins! Very Happy






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