SpaceX arrives at space station with groceries, belated Christmas presents1 min read

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has finally arrived at the International Space Station.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 steaks off from launchPad 40, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Cape Caveral Florida early Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. This will be SpaceX's 5th cargo delivery mission to the ISS. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 steaks off from launchPad 40, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Cape Caveral Florida early Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. This will be SpaceX’s 5th cargo delivery mission to the ISS. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber)

The SpaceX company’s supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting lab early Monday, two days after departing Cape Canaveral, Florida. Station commander Butch Wilmore used a robot arm to grab the capsule and its 5,000 pounds of precious cargo.

The space station’s six astronauts were getting a little low on supplies. That’s because the previous supply ship — owned by another company — was destroyed in an October launch explosion. NASA scrambled to get replacement equipment aboard Dragon, as did school children who rustled up new science projects. Then Dragon was stalled a month late by rocket snags.

 

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Sebastien Clarke

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