The mission is the second of 12 SpaceX flights to resupply the ISS. Launch is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. EST.
Photo: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with its Dragon spacecraft onboard, is seen shortly after it was erected at Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida today. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Private spacecraft becomes 1st to visit International Space Station
The International Space Station crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the station’s robotic arm at 9:56 a.m. EDT, NASA says. This is the 1st time a commercial spacecraft has visited the International Space Station.
Space Exploration Technologies, the first company aiming to reach the International Space Station, got off to a rocking start early Tuesday with the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.