SpaceX Dragon CRS-4 is Berthed at the International Space Station

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Location of Dragon at the International Space Station.

An unmanned U.S. resupply ship arrived at the International Space Station Sept. 23, two days after its launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying more than 5000 pounds of supplies and critical experiments to the orbital laboratory.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's (SpaceX) Dragon cargo vehicle was grappled by station Flight Engineers Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Reid Wiseman of NASA, who operated the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm from the cupola. Dragon was subsequently berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, where it will remain until around October 18th. This is the fourth commercial resupply mission of the station by SpaceX.

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