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- Title Dragon capture
- Released 04/06/2012 5:05 pm
- Copyright NASA/ESA
The first Dragon commercial space ferry was berthed at the International Space Station on May 25 2012.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers and NASA astronaut Don Pettit captured the vessel using the Station’s robotic arm.
André watched Dragon approach from Europe’s Cupola observatory module and acted as an extra pair of eyes as Don operated the robotic arm. Once safely captured, André took over the controls to move the vessel to the Harmony module next to ESA’s Columbus laboratory.