14 Amazing Photos Of The SpaceX Dragon Docking

The Dragon has landed! Photos of this morning’s historic, first-ever instance of a private space craft docking with the International Space Station.

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A photo of the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it flies over the coast of West Africa, taken from the International Space Station early Friday, May 25, 2012. In foreground is a portion of Canadarm2. Engineers aboard the International Space Station used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple the supply ship. Dragon is scheduled to spend about a week docked with the station before returning to Earth on May 31.

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The International Space Station in a photo taken from the thermal imaging camera aboard the SpaceX Dragon.

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