SpaceX ship hooks up with station a day late

SpaceX Dragon
The International Space Station’s robotic arm is positioned to capture SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule. (ESA / NASA Photo / Thomas Pesquet)

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule has made a trouble-free cargo delivery to the International Space Station, one day after a navigational glitch forced a rare wave-off.

Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to bring in the Dragon for its attachment to a port on the Harmony module at 5:12 a.m. PT today.

“Today was smooth sailing all the way along,” NASA spokesman Rob Navias said after the hookup. “A perfect vehicle for SpaceX, as it arrived right on time.”

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