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SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft captured successfully by ISS

History has just been made. Space X‘s Dragon Capsule has docked successfully with the International Space Station.

It is the first privately built spacecraft in history to do so. After launching earlier this week, the spacecraft gradually made its way to the space station, eventually flying in formation with it.

Before the Dragon docked, it turned its engines off, signalling that it was ready to be brought in on the space station’s robotic arm. Here’s the moment it happened:

After the ISS’ robotic arm captured the craft, Astronaut Don Pettit said, “Looks like we caught a Dragon by the tail”.

From this point on, the robotic arm will move Dragon into the International Space Station.

Space X is the brainchild of South African-born PayPal co-founder, inventor, engineer and billionaire genius Elon Musk.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the editor-in-chief. He is a passionate runner, and recently ran... More

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