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Commercial Space Capsule Dragon Docks With Space Station—PICTURES

May 25, 2012

The privately owned and operated SpaceX Dragon docked with the International Space Station on Friday, a success for the Obama administration’s new strategy of using robotic missions and public-private partnerships in space. Here's a look at the capsule's rendezvous with the space station. 

This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon (top) after the commercial cargo craft was grabbed by the Canadarm2 robotic arm and connected to the International Space Station on Friday, May 25.(AP Photo/NASA)

Dragon connects with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on Friday, May 25.(AP Photo/NASA)

Dragon approaches the International Space Station on Thursday, May 24.(AP Photo/NASA)

 

Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31 for retrieval.(AP Photo/NASA)

Dragon approaches the International Space Station on Friday, May 25.(AP Photo/NASA)

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