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.
You May Also Like
NOV 22, 2020
Space & Astronomy
Solar Power Stations in Space Could Answer Global Energy Needs
NOV 22, 2020
Solar Power Stations in Space Could Answer Global Energy Needs
W/hile renewable energy technologies have developed exponentially in recent years, a major barrier towards their adoptio ...
FEB 07, 2021
Space & Astronomy
NASA Promotes the Development of Hybrid Aircraft
FEB 07, 2021
NASA Promotes the Development of Hybrid Aircraft
Air travel is thought to be a significant contributor to emissions that lead to climate change. NASA is now launching an ...
MAR 06, 2021
Space & Astronomy
Astronomers Find Tectonic Activity on Exoplanet
MAR 06, 2021
Astronomers Find Tectonic Activity on Exoplanet
For the first time, researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland have found evidence of tectonic activity on a ...
MAR 08, 2021
Chemistry & Physics
Newly observed quasar jet sheds light on early galaxy formation
MAR 08, 2021
Newly observed quasar jet sheds light on early galaxy formation
New observations from the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and Very Long Baseline ...
MAY 01, 2021
Space & Astronomy
Satellite Images Show Accelerating Retreat of World's Glaciers
MAY 01, 2021
Satellite Images Show Accelerating Retreat of World's Glaciers
In a new study, an international team of researchers have found that almost all of the world’s glaciers are in ret ...
MAY 29, 2021
Space & Astronomy
First Matter in the Universe Flowed Like Tap Water
MAY 29, 2021
First Matter in the Universe Flowed Like Tap Water
In two separate studies, researchers led by those at the University of Copenhagen and Queen Mary University of London fo ...
Loading Comments...