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babylonlurker 05-25-2012 09:07 AM

Catching a Dragon with a robot arm
I was just watching the next stage in space travel on NASA-TV live.

Astronauts from the ISS were using the Canadian robot arm to catch the SpaceX Dragon capsule - a captivating moment.

I liked the comment from Don Petitt after the grappling "Looks like we caught a Dragon by its tail"

So - the first commercially developed and constructed space craft has now been linked (not yet attached firmly) to the International Space Station.

Milkman 05-25-2012 09:16 AM


I have been watching it too this morning. Love that there is live TV feeds from nasa. Wish i had these when i was a kid!

Jan 05-25-2012 11:35 AM

I'm really glad that it's gone so well!


Andrew_Swallow 05-25-2012 04:18 PM

Yes. NASA is back in the space business.

babylonlurker 06-01-2012 03:56 AM


Originally Posted by Andrew_Swallow (Post 70658)
Yes. NASA is back in the space business.

Yes - business is the right word ;)

The Dragon capsule has now been detached from the Space Station and landed safely - back on Earth !

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