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SpaceX capsules parked side-by-side at station for 1st time

 

December 6, 2020



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship bearing Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, parking alongside another Dragon capsule that carried up astronauts three weeks ago.

It's the first time Elon Musk's company has two Dragons at the orbiting lab, filling both available slots.

Unlike SpaceX's previous cargo carriers, which had to be plucked from orbit by the space station's robot arm, this larger and updated model docked all by itself a day after rocketing into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. This unusually large shipment — exceeding 6...



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