The SpaceX Dragon holds 3 tons of cargo, mostly research
In this photo taken by Russian astronaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, the SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The capsule pulled up Wednesday following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Sergey Ryazanskiy/NASA via AP), photo: NASA/Sergey Ryazanskiy via AP
16 of August 2017 15:14:11
CAPE CANAVERAL – A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station's hefty robot arm to grab the Dragon 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Pacific, near New Zealand.The Dragon holds 3 tons of cargo, mostly research. The extra-large science load includes a cosmic ray monitor, a mini satellite with cheap, off-the-shelf scopes for potential military viewing and 20 mice for an eye and brain study.