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SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule reaches the International Space Station

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Published: 12:34 GMT, Aug 16, 2017 |
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A SpaceX/Dragon CRS-12 cargo craft reached the International Space Station early Wednesday morning (August 16), completing a two-day journey to the orbiting outpost.

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli grappled Dragon at approximately 6:52 EST (1052 GMT), using the space station’s robotic arm.

According to NASA, the spacecraft is loaded with 6,400 pounds (2,900 kg) of research, crew supplies and hardware that include crucial materials to support the dozens of ongoing science research investigations.