SpaceX Dragon Makes History

The Dragon has achieved a major milestone, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.

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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station. (Photos courtesy of SpaceX and NASA)
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon is grappled by the International Space Station's robotic arm.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon is grappled by the International Space Station's robotic arm.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon is grappled by the International Space Station's robotic arm.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
The Dragon spacecraft attached to the robotic arm of the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Dragon
**Engineers oversee the Dragon's movements in the control room.
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SpaceX Dragon
Astronauts at the ISS open up the Dragon's hatch.
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SpaceX Dragon
Astronauts inspect the Dragon and begin to unload cargo.
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SpaceX Dragon
European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers sits inside the Dragon.
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SpaceX Dragon
An inside view of the Dragon spacecraft.
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SpaceX Dragon
Another inside view of the Dragon spacecraft.