PHOTOS: SpaceX Dragon Docks to Space Station, Delivers Science Experiments and Cargo

PHOTOS: SpaceX Dragon Docks to Space Station, Delivers Science Experiments and Cargo

The Dragon Cargo spacecraft autonomously docked at the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday morning with over 5,800 pounds of cargo and science experiments. On Monday, July 18, astronauts Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines, with assistance from Kjell Lindgren unpacked the cargo Dragon, moving time-critical research experiments into the orbital laboratory of the station. Research includes experiments related to human immune system studies, protein production investigations, and cancer treatment.

Crew Dragon on approach to the ISS. Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center oversees docking operations. SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks to the International Space Station.

This is SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission for NASA (CRS). CRS-25 launched Thursday evening from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cargo Dragon will remain docked to the ISS for about a month, then return to Earth repacked with research and cargo.


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