Astronauts capture first commercial space capsule at International Space Station
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 01:11
May 25 - Astronauts aboard the ISS use a robot arm to capture the first commercial space capsule SpaceX Dragon to arrive at the station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo ship on Friday, the first privately owned vehicle to reach the orbital outpost.
Using the station's 58-foot long (17.7-meter) robotic crane, NASA astronaut Don Pettit snared Dragon at 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356GMT) as the two spacecraft soared 250 miles (400 km) over northwest Australia at 17,500 mph.
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