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SpaceX Makes History with the First Commercial Spacecraft to Dock with the ISS

May 28 2012, 1:30pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

SpaceX Makes History with the First Commercial Spacecraft to Dock with the ISS
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Still has that new car smell

SpaceX made history over the weekend when it's Dragon cargo vessel performed all the tests needed and was cleared to dock with the International Space Station. After the Dragon capsule was docked, and the door to the capsule was open and the astronauts unloaded the roughly 1400 pounds of cargo and had a good look at the capsule.

According to astronaut, Don Pettit, the capsule had "new car smell." The astronauts will send the Dragon capsule back on its way on may 31st with a load of experiments going back to earth aboard the ship. The Dragon brought 1148 pounds of cargo or 521 kg to the space station and will return with 660 kg.

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