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clouds over Earth forming a backdrop,
the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo
craft is photographed during grappling
operations with the Canadarm2 robotic
arm at the International Space Station.
Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don
Pettit and Andre Kuipers grappled
Dragon at 9:56 a.m. (EDT) and used
the robotic arm to berth Dragon to the
Earth-facing side of the station's
Harmony node at 12:02 p.m. May 25,
Dragon became the first
commercially developed space vehicle to
be launched to the station to join
Russian, European and Japanese
resupply craft that service the complex
while restoring a U.S. capability to
deliver cargo to the orbital laboratory.
Dragon is scheduled to spend about a
week docked with the station before
returning to Earth on May 31 for
Date Taken/Released: May 25, 2012