Success! Dragon on its Way to Station

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The Dragon spacecraft is on its own in orbit and operating with its arrays deployed as planned. Next stop, the International Space Station where Flight Engineer and European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts will use the station’s 57.7-foot robotic arm to reach out and capture it as they operate from the station’s cupola. Arrival is set for Friday at 7 a.m. EDT.

6 thoughts on “Success! Dragon on its Way to Station

  1. Greg Thomas

    What a GREAT launch of Falcon 9 and Dragon today! NASA should stop all launches from Wallops Flight Facility and move all launches to Kennedy Space Center where the experience and expertise is. Congratulations to everyone at NASA!

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    1. Rodney Williams

      ” NASA should stop all launches from Wallops Flight Facility and move all launches to Kennedy Space Center where the experience and expertise is.”

      Seriously? One failed attempt and it’s the end of the world for Wallops?!? So when failure at KSC hits the ‘experienced and expertise’ where should we move the next launch?? Support them all and hope they learn from the mistakes (which most of the time they do whatever branch connects them to NASA)

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    1. Michael Baribeau

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      Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival.

      1:29 PM – 14 Apr 2015

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