SpaceX Makes Easter Sunday Delivery

SpaceX, which tests its rocket motors in Central Texas, delivered a capsule full of supplies to the crew of the International Space Station on Easter Sunday.

The Dragon capsule arrived Sunday morning. (NASA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 20, 2014) The crew of the International Space Station received an Easter Sunday delivery of supplies, which arrived at 8:06 a.m. CDT in SpaceX’s Dragon capsule.

The unmanned Dragon spent two days chasing the space station after it was launched Friday from Cape Canaveral.

Astronauts used a robotic arm to capture the capsule 260 miles up.

The Dragon is filled with more than 2 tons of food, spacewalking gear and experiments, including mating fruit flies, a little veggie hothouse and legs for the resident robot.

NASA also packed family care packages for the six spacemen.

On Wednesday, the stakes will be even higher when the crew conducts a spacewalk to replace a dead computer.

NASA wants a reliable backup in place as soon as possible for the computer, which failed on April 11.


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