SpX-12_grappledAugust 16, 2017: This morning, SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) for the twelfth time. After launching from Cape Canaveral on August 14th, Dragon conducted a smooth two-day rendezvous and was captured via robotic arm at 10:52 UTC on August 16, 2017 to complete the first portion of its twelfth mission under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

Odyssey personnel supported from the Mission Control Complex at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX throughout the rendezvous and capture. Dragon will remain attached to ISS for approximately a month before departing for a controlled atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean for retrieval. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team!

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