Quite literally, the sun dawned across from the International Space Station minutes ago to reveal history in the making.
During a flawless night-time “grab,” Astronaut Don Pettit used the station’s robotic Canada arm to successfully secure SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. This makes SpaceX the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and rendezvous with the station.
Human history will never be the same. It is now living fact that entrepreneurs can leave our planet to seek reward beyond.
-And a mythical dragon took us there.
All looks well, and so-called “berthing” of the spacecraft (not to be confused with “docking,” which occurs under a spacecraft’s own power,) to the station should occur later today.