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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 April 2015

The Expedition 43 crew's delivery arrived Friday aboard the SpaceX Dragon space freighter. Dragon was captured at 6:55 a.m. EDT after a two-day trip and a slow methodical approach. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti guided the Canadarm2 and grappled the Dragon as it floated just 10 meters away from the International Space Station.

On April 14, a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the company's sixth NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle arrived at the International Space Station after it was launched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Here is the SpaceX video showing the Falcon 9 first stage trying to land on the drone ship. It's a spectacular video.

The Dragon spacecraft has separated from its second stage and achieved its preliminary orbit. Dragon's solar arrays have deployed and will provide 5 kilowatts of power to the spacecraft as it begins a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the International Space Station.

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