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SpaceX capsule reaches International Space station

(Shanghai Daily)    09:13, January 13, 2015

A SpaceX Dragon capsule wrapped up a two-day journey to the International Space Station yesterday, the first US cargo run to the orbital outpost in four months, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

Astronauts working inside the station used a robotic crane to pluck the capsule from orbit at 5:54am as the spaceships sailed 422 kilometers over the Mediterranean Sea. “We’re excited to have it on board,” station commander Butch Wilmore radioed to Mission Control in Houston.

Dragon became the first US cargo ship to reach the station following a launch accident in October that claimed an Orbital Sciences Corp Cygnus capsule.

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