ISS Astronauts Grab a Dragon by the Tail.

 SpaceX’s Dragon docks with ISS.


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft made history today by becoming the first private space craft to rendezvous with ISS and  dock by station  Astronauts with the help of the stations robotic arm. Tomorrow astronauts will open the hatch and begin transferring Dragon's cargo to the ISS. Below are pictures of this event.


ISS as seen from Dragon


Close up of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft as seen from the ISS.

Capture of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft the stations robotic arm.


Docking of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to ISS.

The success of this mission so far demonstrates the feasibility and value of privately operated spacecraft. It shows that capitalism can do the job.

 

 

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