After launching on Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dragon has journeyed to the International Space Station (@iss).
August 16 | 2017
It arrives to the space station Wednesday, Aug. 16. Astronaut Jack Fischer shared this image of the robotic arm on space station saying "The arm is out and ready to capture a @SpaceX Dragon by the tail. Can’t wait to get to work on 2 tons of science! " The flight will deliver investigations and instruments that study cosmic ray particles, protein crystal growth, stem cell-mediated recellularization and a nanosateliite technology demonstration. The vehicle also will deliver supplies and equipment to crew members living aboard the station. In all, 6,400 pounds of experiments and supplies will arrive when Astronauts Jack Fischer of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) use the station’s robotic arm to capture Dragon on Wednesday morning. Image credit: NASA/Jack Fischer