Thursday, February 23, 2017
SpaceX Dragon Captured By ISS; Docking Continues This Morning
NASA said this morning that the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully been captured by the International Space Station this morning, at 5:44 a.m. ET, as it was traveling about 250 miles over the west coast of Australia. The spacecraft was captured by Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) using the ISS's robotic arm. The capture comes just in time, as a Russian Progress spacecraft is also is approaching the ISS for a docking attempt. The capture came after docking navigation issues the previous morning caused the SpaceX Dragon to reset its approach attempt to the ISS.