Space Station crew successfully 'tamed' SpaceX Dragon

Two days after launching from Cape Canaveral, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Dragon carried mission critical supplies and helping of vanilla and chocolate swirl ice cream, because if anyone deserves ice cream, it's astronauts.

Early Wednesday, ISS Station Commander Sunita Wiliams reported that her crew had "tamed the Dragon." The crew will break the seal on the Dragon tomorrow, beginning the process of unloading the half-ton of supplies and ostensibly setting off a frantic scavenger hunt for the ice cream. The Dragon will remain linked to the ISS for about three weeks and will be filled with all kinds of science experiments that will total up to about one ton of weight for the Dragon's trip back to Earth late this month.

This rendezvous between the Dragon and the ISS is the first of twelve resupply missions that NASA has contracted to SpaceX, which is, of course, the first commercial outfit to take on missions of this sort.


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