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Good morning all...

I found the title to this article funny.

Tamed Dragon supply ship arrives at space station

In the end, the Dragon approached the orbiting lab with its 1-ton load about as smoothly as could be expected, with all of its thrusters, or little maneuvering rockets, operating perfectly. The capture occurred as the two spacecraft zoomed 250 miles above Ukraine.

"As they say, it's not where you start, but where you finish that counts," said space station commander Kevin Ford, "and you guys really finished this one on the mark."

The actual anchoring of the Dragon to the space station, 2½ hours after its arrival, also unfolded without a hitch. "The Dragon is ours!" Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield announced via Twitter.

The 41-year-old entrepreneur, who also runs the electric car maker Tesla, oversaw the entire operation from Hawthorne, Calif., home to SpaceX and the company's Mission Control.

The Dragon's splashdown in the Pacific, meanwhile, remains on schedule for March 25.

[link to news.yahoo.com]

 Quoting: Seer777

feels fitting

aruna said this when this dragon was first made public

9/29/2010 1:26 PM

An Inside Look at Dragon
By Keith Cowing on September 29, 2010 9:16 AM 3 Comments
SpaceX targets Nov. 8 launch for Falcon 9 and Dragon, Ken Kremer (with photos)

"SpaceX Corporation is retargeting the liftoff of the firm's next Falcon 9 rocket to early November. The launch includes the debut test flight of the first operational Dragon spacecraft built by SpaceX. Blast off would now take place about a week after the final scheduled flight of Space Shuttle Discovery - currently slated for Nov.1 - instead of a few days ahead that launch."

[link to nasawatch.com]

This will be significant...though I don't know why yet...
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