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SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

/ 05:34 PM April 05, 2018

In this image provided by NASA, the Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with food and experiments. Image: NASA/AP

A SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments and other goods for NASA has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day journey.

The Dragon capsule and its 6,000-pound shipment was captured by the space station’s robot arm Wednesday.

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It’s the second trip to the 250-mile-high orbiting outpost for this capsule, refurbished following a visit two years ago. It will remain attached to the space station for about a month, returning to Earth in May.

The space station is currently home to astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan.

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The supply capsule launched Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a used Falcon rocket. SpaceX wants to reduce launch costs by recycling rocket parts. It combined a recycled capsule and a recycled rocket once before. AB

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TOPICS: Dragon capsule, Falcon 9, International Space Station, ISS, SpaceX
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