Friday, May 25, 2012

Historical Docking (Watch LIVE): SpaceX Dragon Getting Closer to ISS

The space cargo capsule of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (popularly known as SpaceX) is likely to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday (May 25).

Historical Docking (Watch LIVE): SpaceX Dragon Getting Closer to ISS
Earlier, NASA reported that the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo capsule eventually closed in on its destination, the International Space Station, for a series of tests Thursday to clear it for its final docking with ISS on Friday.

The team managing the task at International Space Station (ISS) finished a careful review of the progress of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and at 9:38 p.m. EDT and collectively authorized the ISS and Dragon flight control teams to advance toward docking and berthing about 11:20 a.m. Friday.

On the other hand, the team on ground controlling the mission for the SpaceX has given the green signal and reported all spacecraft systems are ready for the final and most important task.

Dragon has almost completed its fly-around of the station, crossing behind the station and beginning its final approach. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2 a.m.


Report Tags: Space Flight, SpaceX, Space Exploration, NASA, Space Agency, International Space Station, Dragon Cargo Capsule, Dragon Docking with ISS,

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