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Docking in Photos: Screen caps of the docking of SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station

Like I’m sure a lot of my readers were, I spent a remarkably unproductive morning staring in rapt attention at the live feed of NASA’s Mission Control and SpaceX’s Mission Control rooms as they docked the SpaceX Dragon to the ISS for the first time. This is a historic event which points the way to a rapidly-increasing presence in space for humanity, as there is now financial incentive for private companies to go out there and stake their claims. And yes, I realize that sounds very Republican. But our country’s history has always been an equal mix of public and private effort, as this event typifies.

Such a momentous occasion required at least a few screen shots, which I decided to lay out for you here:

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

2 replies on “Docking in Photos: Screen caps of the docking of SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station”

Why aren't there more pictures (or video captures) showing the Dragon capsule docked with the ISS? All I've seen is exactly one pic. Why not swing the grappling arm out and aim it back at the docking module so we get a betterdifferent view?

Well, they basically went through docking and checks, then the live feed was over. Honestly, everything costs money and NASA's not in a position to spend extra for us to get nice screen caps! Maybe they will show more in the coming weeks and months. Remember: this isn't their commercial program, its SpaceX's.

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