SpaceX Dragon berthed at ISS for first commercial cargo mission
October 10th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

SpaceX Dragon berthed at ISS for first commercial cargo mission

The SpaceX Dragon was successfully berthed at the International Space Station Wednesday as the station's crew caught and secured the unmanned cargo capsule high above Earth, NASA announced.

Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide latched onto Dragon with a robotic arm at 6:56 a.m. By 9:03, the craft was attached to the station's docking module, the space agency said.

"Looks like we've tamed the Dragon," NASA's Sunita Williams, commander of the current ISS mission, said in a statement released by SpaceX.

The Dragon mission lifted off Sunday on the first commercial space cargo mission, carrying about a half-ton of supplies for the station's crew. It caught up with the ISS Wednesday morning, 273 miles over the South Atlantic Ocean, NASA said.

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