CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Astronauts aboard a International Space Station prisoner Space Exploration Technologies‘ Dragon load ship on Friday, a initial secretly owned car to strech a orbital outpost.
Using a station’s 58-foot prolonged (17.7-meter) robotic crane, NASA wanderer Don Pettit snared Dragon during 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 GMT) as a dual booster soared 250 miles over northwest Australia during 17,500 mph.
“It looks like we’ve got us a dragon by a tail,” Pettit radioed to NASA Mission Control in Houston.
The capsule, built and operated by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, is a initial of dual new blurb freighters NASA will use to fly load to a $100 billion outpost following a retirement of a space shuttles final year.
The United States skeleton to buy blurb moody services for a astronauts as well, violation Russia’s corner on drifting crews to a station.
Dragon bloody off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday. It is approaching to be trustworthy to a advancing pier on a hire after on Friday.
The plug is carrying about 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) of food, water, wardrobe and reserve for a hire crew. It will be repacked with apparatus to come behind to Earth and skip a hire on May 31.
Splashdown in a Pacific Ocean off a seashore of southern California would start after that day.
(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Doina Chiacu)R Soft Web Hosting