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April 21, 2014
SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS
Washington (AFP) April 20, 2014
The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. NASA television broadcast live images of the crew inside the ISS as the capsule was installed on the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module, a US-built utility hub, at 1406 GMT. It said the capsule, which berthed with the help of a long robotic arm, took place 260 miles (418 kilometers) above Brazil. ... read more

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