SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station for material replenishment

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 SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station for material replenishment


On the afternoon of March 3, Beijing time, NASA announced that SpaceX Dragon 2, developed by SpaceX, had successfully docked with the International Space Station after a 27-hour journey.

Unlike the first generation, Dragon Spacecraft 2 is a spacecraft designed for manned spaceflight.

Although only one dummy, Ripley, was brought with the mission to collect data that the real person would bear, NASA plans to send two astronauts into space in July aboard Dragon Spacecraft 2.

Ripley, from SpaceX Twitter

If all goes well, it will be the first time that the United States will use its own designed and manufactured spacecraft to carry out its manned space program after the shuttle program ends in 2011. Previously, NASA had to outsource manned missions to Russia.

Feilong 2 Launch

Feilong 2 docks with the International Space Station. The pictures are from SpaceX Twitter.

Dragon Spacecraft 2 will replenish the International Space Station, which is expected to disengage and return to Earth on March 8.

Source: Editor-in-Charge of Observer Network: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331