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Old 05-25-2012, 09:07 AM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:16 AM
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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!
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:35 AM
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I'm really glad that it's gone so well!

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Yes. NASA is back in the space business.
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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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