DEC 09, 2018 6:21 PM PST

After a Slight Delay, SpaceX's Christmas Delivery Arrives at the ISS

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Three days after the official launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, a SpaceX Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday with a special delivery comprising of various holiday surprises for the crew members.

As it would seem, the initial attempt to grasp the Dragon capsule with the International Space Station’s robotic arm proved unsuccessful. A communication issue caused NASA to delay the docking attempt, but once things were back online, crew member Alexander Gerst oversaw a successful docking with the Earth-orbiting space lab.

According to NASA, the Dragon capsule was carrying a bevy of essential science experiments that will give crew members something to do for their several-month stay on the International Space Station; but in addition to that, it also contained a vacuum-packed holiday dinner.

As you might come to expect, NASA recorded and live-streamed the docking attempt. You can watch everything as it went down in the video above.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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