dragon_crs3_patchSeptember 23, 2014: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft has successfully rendezvoused with the International Space Station (ISS), carrying hundreds of kilograms of supplies and experiments including a 3D printer and live rodent “mousetronauts”, the first living mammals to be launched on a commercial spacecraft. Following a nominal launch from Cape Canaveral on September 21, Dragon reached ISS and was captured via robotic arm at 10:52 GMT on September 23, 2014.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Dragon will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a controlled atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean for retrieval. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team!